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Bradley Cooper's cousin hijacked early movie meeting

Hollywood star Bradley Cooper has recalled how confused his cousin Colin was when sitting in on a movie meeting.

Actor Bradley Cooper was surprised when his cousin accidentally hijacked a meeting about a superhero movie meant for him.

The 40-year-old star is now a fully fledged A-lister thanks to roles in movies such as Limitless, Silver Linings Playbook and American Sniper. When he first arrived in the City of Angels, Bradley invited his cousin Colin out to visit him. The pair have always got on well, but during this particular trip they got even closer during an important Hollywood meeting.

"We're in the waiting room and I said (to Colin), 'OK I'm just gonna go to the bathroom, I'll be right back,' and he's like, 'Yeah, bro, yeah, whatever you need to do bro,'" Bradley recalled to Jimmy Kimmel. "Big Italian guy... He's got his hat on, his T-shirt is like eight sizes too small, and I go to the bathroom and come back and he's gone.

"You're a caretaker for your family, I was worried about him, he's a tough guy but he's in Los Angeles. So I go to the desk and go, 'I'm sorry but have you seen a stout Italian man?' And her face just went completely white. He was in the room. I walk in and he's taking the meeting! I walk in and I just see this huge back sitting across from the desk with a hat on and the guy's like, 'Yeah, so it's like this crazy world and this is the gun,' and I'm like, 'Colin?' And he's like, 'Bro I don't know what's going on!'"

Bradley also recalled his first memories of New York during his chat with the talk show host. The city used to be like Mars to him and he remembers what a big deal it was for his family to drive into Manhattan in his father's Cadillac. It didn't always go swimmingly though, as some of Bradley's most vivid memories are of his dad getting lost in the Village area.

"New York I would align with my father being so frustrated 'cause we would never get out of Bleecker Street," he laughed. "He'd be like (angry voice) 'No no, it's a grid, it's a grid'. I was like, 'Ah dad, I don't know, we've passed the same place four times.'"

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