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Now a successful Oscar-nominated actor, Bradley Cooper is opening up about the struggles he went through early in his career. In a small role opposite Jennfier Garner in Alias, he was depressed and unhappy with the way his life was going.
"And then next thing you know, I was like, 'I want to f---ing kill myself,’” he admitted, saying Abrams “probably would've fired me, anyway."
Cooper explained of his addiction, "If I continued it, I was really going to sabotage my whole life. I think work was getting f---ed up. The one thing that I've learned in life is the best thing I can do is embrace who I am and then do that to the fullest extent, and then whatever happens, happens. The more steps I do to not do that, the farther I am away from fulfilling any potential I would have . . .Yes, of course it hindered the work."
Us Weekly notes when things started looking up for him career-wise, he eventually realized he didn’t need the drugs or alcohol.
"I was doing these movies, and I got to meet Sandra Bullock and meet these people and work with them," he said. "And I'm sober, and I'm like, 'Oh, I'm actually myself. And I don't have to put on this air to be somebody else, and this person still wants to work with me? Oh, what the f--- is that about?’ I was rediscovering myself in this workplace, and it was wonderful."