Bradley Cooper is being trolled online for using a prosthetic nose in his upcoming movie, Maestro, the first trailer for which dropped on Tuesday.
Here is the trailer for the movie:
Bradley Cooper portrays legendary conductor and composer Leonard Bernstein opposite Carey Mulligan as actress and activist Felicia Montealegre Cohn Bernstein in the movie that is set to release in the theatres on November 22 and on Netflix on December 20. Cooper directed and co-wrote the movie.
While trailer was more or less well received, many people on social media could not help but notice that Cooper’s nose in the movie was not the size of his nose in real life. It was very apparent that the actor was wearing a prosthetic nose in the movie, which led to a slew of criticism.
“Remember how bradley cooper basically stole the rights for this film from a jewish man who had been passionately trying to make it for years? and now he’s wearing prosthetic nose to play a jewish man and directing it himself,” one Twitter user quipped, while another wrote, “if Bradley Cooper wins best actor for playing Leonard Bernstein then Michelle Yeoh needs to say “by a nose” when she opens the envelope.” A third said, “I am not jewish so big grain of salt here obviously. But bradley cooper wearing a prosthetic nose to play a jewish guy is crazy.”
Here are a few more reactions:
The trailer introduces the married couple in their younger years. Shot in black and white, they are seen seated back-to-back on the grass and playing an apparent game in which Bernstein (Cooper) has to guess which number Montealegre Cohn Bernstein (Mulligan) has selected. Bernstein fails to get it right and after a few wrong guesses asks, “So how long do we have to do this for?” Montealegre Cohn Bernstein replies, “Oh, we need to build up a very strong connection.”
The footage ends with the pair seemingly engaged in the same game when they are much older, and Bernstein is the one who has chosen the number.