Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Garner are friends and former Alias costars

By Ale Russian
March 05, 2019 04:48 PM
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Will and Sydney together again!

Bradley Cooper was spotted having dinner with his former Alias costar Jennifer Garner at her house on Sunday, with girlfriend Irina Shayk, 33, and their 1-year-old daughter Lea De Seine in tow. The group was also joined by Cooper’s mom Gloria.

Cooper, 44, starred as Will Tippin, a journalist and friend of 46-year-old Garner‘s Sydney Bristow, in the spy show which aired from 2001 to 2006 on ABC.

The two have remained close since their time together on the series. Garner sweetly wished Cooper a happy birthday earlier this year, the day before he was up for several awards at the Golden Globes for A Star Is Born.

“I taught him everything he knows,” Garner wrote with a laughing emoji. “Happy Birthday, Bradley. Go get em tomorrow. We are all so proud of you.”

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Cooper admitted in a 2013 interview with GQ that as excited as he was for the opportunity to star in Alias, he gradually grew frustrated as his role began to shrink over seasons.

“I would only work three days a week,” he explained at the time. “And then for the second season, I got even more sidelined. I was like, ‘Ugh.’ And then, the next thing you know, I was like, ‘I want to f—— kill myself.‘”

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Against the advice of those closest to him, Cooper asked the show’s creator, J.J. Abrams, to write him out of the show.

“J.J. was like, ‘Okay,’” Cooper recalled. “He probably would’ve fired me, anyway.”

The actor is winding down from a busy awards season, where he was up for multiple Oscars for writing, directing and starring in A Star Is Born. The film won Best Original Song at the 91st Academy Awards.