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I did it naturally: Bradley Cooper on gaining weight for American Sniper

The American Hustle actor says he had to gain weight without supplements to portray a Navy Seal in Clint Eastwood's new movie American Sniper. He feared his past struggles with addiction would come back to haunt him if he started popping pills.

hollywood Updated: Dec 03, 2014 11:51 IST
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Actor Bradley Cooper says he had to gain weight naturally, without supplements, to portray a Navy Seal in Clint Eastwood's new movie.

The American Hustle star, who plays the real-life hero Chris Kyle in American Sniper, said he feared his past struggles with addiction would come back to haunt him if he started popping pills, reported Contactmusic.

"I did it naturally because I've been sober for 10 years and didn't want to do anything.

"I had a realistic conversation: 'Can I do this in three months naturally? Can I gain 30 pounds of muscle?' I didn't know if I would be able to do it or not. Thank God, luckily, my body reacted fast," he said.