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Thursday, April 02, 2015
Wedded Bliss: Bradley Cooper with Jennifer Lawrence and other screen wives
"Serena" would barely be worth an obit except for its leading actors, Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence. They made ideal wounded sparring partners (and ballroom dancers) in Silver Linings Playbook. They flirted with malicious intent in American Hustle. They’re big stars, frequent Oscar nominees and, from available evidence, decent people for whom one wishes the best.
Serena (Lawrence) says that nothing in the past matters; but that’s just the cooing lie of a femme fatale — the type that Barbara Stanwyck brought to seductive life and death in Hollywood’s Golden and Noir ages.
Iconographically, Lawrence looks just right for the period. Platinum blonde, she instantly evokes such early-talkies actresses as Mae West. Toby Wing and Jean Harlow. Too bad she gets no help from Bier, who won a Foreign Film Oscar in 2011 for the Danish In a Better World after a calamitous foray into Hollywood drama with the 2006 Things We Lost in the Fire. It’s like some fateful old Broadway tryout that should have closed in New Haven. In fact, Serena opened last October at the London Film Festival. Lawrence graciously showed up, beckoning the audience to embrace the movie. “And if you don’t,” she added, “just don’t tweet about it.” Source: time.com
Cooper plays George Pemberton, a logging tycoon who quickly falls for Lawrence’s titular character while away on business. Serena is tenacious and sexy, but troubled. Very troubled. Town rumor says that a 12-year-old Serena abandoned her family in a blazing house fire, leaving them all to perish. The audience knows she’s batshit before we’re given this titillating backstory (she’s got some weird obsession with taming eagles and could give “Orange is the New Black”’s Crazy Eyes a run for her money), and Pemberton’s friends aren’t exactly supportive of their union. But alas, the two stunners marry and head back to the small town that Pemberton calls home. Wedded bliss doesn’t last for long, as Pemberton is expecting a child with a woman he met pre-Serena. Source: www.dailycal.org
Reasons Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper Should Just Get Married - Dear Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper: The universe is trying to tell you something, and with all due respect, we think you've got some earplugs in. You have made three movies together (with a fourth on the way); you've played a couple twice now; and oh yeah, something magical happens when you get together. Case in point: your cute moments at the Serena screening and afterparty. Jen, would you just look at the way you smiled at Bradley over the weekend? Bradley, would you just recognize that Jen made you laugh harder than we've ever seen? That's really just the beginning of the reasons you need to give this a shot. Jen, we haven't seen you with Chris Martin lately, and Bradley, well, we heard things didn't work out with Suki Waterhouse. If you're not convinced yet, keep reading for all the reasons it's time to make this union happen. Love, The World Source: www.popsugar.com
Bradley Cooper was already married, if briefly, to Italian-American actress Jennifer Esposito (21 December 2006 - 10 November 2007). Although he's Jennifer Lawrence's "work-husband", Bradley has had other screen wives. We suspect some of the best marriages are film marriages, because they often save us from enduring the most fatiguing aspects a settled relationship may entail. Let's take a look at Bradley Cooper and his film wives & fiancées:
Bradley Cooper and Emma Caulfield as Todd Doherty and Charlie Norton in "I Want to Marry Ryan Banks" (2004)
Rachel McAdams and Bradley Cooper as Claire Cleary and Sack Lodge in "Wedding Crashers" (2005)
Bradley Cooper and Sasha Alexander as Peter and Lucy Burns in "Yes Man" (2008)
Jennifer Connelly and Bradley Cooper as Janine and Ben in "He's Just Not That Into You" (2009)
Bradley Cooper and Abbie Cornish as Eddie Morra and Lindy in "Limitless" (2011)
Zoe Saldana and Bradley Cooper as Dora and Rory Jansen in "The Words" (2012)
Bradley Cooper and Rose Byrne as Avery and Jennifer in "The Place Beyond the Pines" (2012)
Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper as Tiffany Maxwell and Pat Solitano in "Silver Linings Playbok" (2012)
Sienna Miller and Bradley Cooper as Taya and Chris Kyle in "American Sniper" (2014)