February 3, 2023

Jamie Chung Had an ‘Awkward’ Second With Bradley Cooper in Thailand

Spilling the tea! Jamie Chung remembered an uncomfortable health club incident with Bradley Cooper and his then-girlfriend, Renée Zellweger, whereas filming The Hangover Half II.

“We had been in Thailand and he was courting Renée Zellweger and I’m so awkward and uncomfortable,” Chung, 38, solely advised Us Weekly throughout a latest recreation of “Costar Secrets,” reflecting on what it was like working with Cooper, 47. “I’m so awkward on set. I don’t know why. I assume individuals make me nervous and I’m all the time like, ‘Oh, will they like me?’ It’s horrible.”

The California native, who performed Lauren within the 2011 movie, pointed to at least one specific second within the health club when she crashed and burned whereas making an attempt to talk to Zellweger, 52 — and Cooper noticed all of it go down.

Jamie Chung Recalls Awkward Thailand Moment With Hangovers Bradley Cooper

Jaime Chung and Bradley Cooper
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“I used to be like, ‘Hey, hello,’ you recognize, making an attempt to make small discuss. And Renee had these, like, sound-canceling earphones on and didn’t hear me,” Chung mentioned. “And I used to be, like, felt so [deflated]. And Bradley — I keep in mind — simply appears to be like over and he noticed the entire thing.”

The Lovecraft Nation alum added that the A Star Is Born actor simply shrugged his shoulders in response as she “stumbled out of the health club.”

Whereas Chung remembered being embarrassed in Thailand with Cooper — who break up from Zellweger in March 2011 after lower than two years of courting — her expertise working with Michael C. Corridor was rather more nice.

“He’s a canine whisperer,” she advised Us of her Dexter: New Blood costar, noting that her miniature schnauzer, Ewok, isn’t “significantly pleasant” to individuals however liked Corridor, 50.

Chung joked that her pup is “extra like a cat” and “doesn’t wish to be touched until he approaches you,” which is why she obtained anxious when the Six Ft Beneath alum determined to pet him.

“In my thoughts, I’m like, ‘Please, please don’t chunk him, please.’ I don’t wanna get to sued,” she defined. “And I used to be, like, sort of holding my breath and Ewok simply, like, completely warmed as much as him and let him pet his again. He’s the canine whisperer, and he does love animals and he has the cutest little canine himself.”

The previous Gifted actress, who welcomed twin boys through surrogate in October 2021 with husband Bryan Greenberg, additionally dished on working with one in all her husband’s shut mates Ben McKenzie. Chung beforehand shared the display with McKenzie, 43, and his spouse, Morena Baccarin, on Gotham in 2016, and had nothing however good issues to say about their time collectively.

“Ben McKenzie, what a doll,” she mentioned, including that she had the “absolute pleasure” of filming with him and Baccarin, 42. “They’re simply the sweetest. I feel they had been — they nonetheless had simply child No. 1. they usually had been anticipating child No. 2. [He’s] the nicest man.”

Watch the unique video above to see extra of Chung’s costar secrets and techniques — together with why she thinks Zach Galifianakis is “one of many funniest actors” ever.

With reporting by Christina Garibaldi

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