Bradley Cooper revealed that he was terrified while out and about in New York City a couple of years ago.
If you’ve seen the movie “A Star Is Born,” then you should know who Bradley Cooper is. The actor recently joined actor Dax Shepard’s “Armchair Expert” podcast and revealed he was once held at knifepoint in October 2019. The star said he was on his way to pick up his daughter Lea, who is now four at school.
“I used to walk around New York City all the time with “Headphones on”.. this was prepandemic. I was on the subway, 11:45, to pick Lea up downtown at Russian school, and I got held up at knifepoint,” Cooper said. “My guard was down, he stressed.”
“I’m up against the post like it’s ‘The French Connection’ or some sh…, and then I, like, turned. I looked down, and I see a knife,” he continued, adding that it appeared the suspect’s knife was around 2 1/2 inches long with a wooden handle. “I remember thinking, oh, it’s a nice knife.”
“I have my headphones on the whole time, so I can’t hear anything. I’m just listening to music. So it’s scored, the whole thing is scored,” He said.
“I see the person’s eyes, and I’m taken by how young he is,” Cooper continued. Then he remembers he “just started running.”
“I jumped over the… turnstile, hid around the white-tiled foyer entrance to the subway, took my phone out. He jumped over, running away, and I took a photo of him. Then I chased him upstairs. He started running up Seventh Avenue. I took two more photographs of him,” Cooper added.
“I ran down two police officers in an SUV, showed them the photograph, and I’m like, talking to them, and the guy kept saying… it was so interesting… he’s like, ‘are you stabbed?” I was like, no, no, no. and he goes, ‘No check to see if you’re stabbed,” he added.
What happens is people get so shocked that sometimes they don’t even know if they are hurt. But Cooper gratefully was fine and was not stabbed.