Today in glam: Sienna Miller’s premiere quick-change

29 Oct 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Bradley Cooper’s haute-cuisine drama ‘Burnt’ is toast.

Bradley Cooper revealed how he loved cooking up a storm in his new film because he got to return to his roots at the European premiere of Burnt in Leicester Square.The German actor appears in “Burnt,” the John Wells film starring Bradley Cooper as a bad-boy chef on the rebound trying to win his third Michelin star; Bruhl plays the maître d’ of the restaurant. But it seems Hollywood heartthrob’s culinary skills are actually pretty good and have been noticed by one of the UK’s most talented chefs – Marcus Wareing. “Bradley is a great cook.

Often he is the one making these comparisons, because otherwise we might forget about the transcendent historical importance of a guy whose world is a plate of scallops. Bruhl, 37, talked recently about “Burnt,” opening Friday, Oct. 30, his preparation for the film, as well as about running a restaurant in his native country. It would be hard to name a class of men characterized by a higher ratio of bombast to achievement than chefs: Gentlemen, you’re not Navy SEALs, you make mayonnaise. Bradley seems to have embraced this tough role – shedding blood and sweat to play a troubled executive chef who decides to leave Paris and make a name for himself in London.

So Bradley Cooper, who plays Jones, is essentially the opposite of his “American Sniper” character, a man who speaks loudly and carries a spatula. It was a wonderful experience we will never forget and it bonded us.” The American Sniper star, 40, and his co-stars including Sienna, Daniel Bruhl and Omar Sy were given culinary advice from Gordon and Marcus, the latter of whom was a consultant on the movie. So I was familiar with that. (Bruhl and a friend own Bar Raval in Berlin.) Then I was trained as a maître d’ in Marcus Wareing’s restaurant … in London and I could tell it was much worse than in a normal restaurant, the pressure in a Michelin-star kitchen. (Wareing served as an advisor on the film.) And the chef is the boss, yeah. And look, there’s Sienna Miller on his arm again: This time she’s his pathetic assistant hash slinger, who after being chastised and manhandled by him just can’t help falling in love with this arrogant blowhard. “Burnt” is the tale of how Jones, after quitting a fancy Paris restaurant then kicking booze and drugs in New Orleans, rebounds in London where the restaurant of a friend (Daniel Brühl) needs fresh ideas. The film doesn’t even tell us much of anything about how top kitchens work, except that there’s lots of yelling, and bitchy quips like, “Your look is very Paris-in-2007.” Jones seems baffled by sous vide cooking — I’ve heard of that, and I dine at Subway. “Burnt” is directed by “ER” producer John Wells as though he was working from a “Storytelling for Idiots” manual: Characters walk onto the set to announce who they are and what their history with Jones is.

Uma Thurman, for instance, is the snooty Brit food critic (if it’s possible to be snooty when you work for the freebie the Evening Standard) who seems to promise bedevilment but instead just disappears, as does Alicia Vikander, who pops in and virtually says, “Hi, Adam, remember me, the daughter of your old mentor and fellow drug addict?” About that manual: It must have been missing Chapter 1, the bit where it warns that you must make the audience care about the hero and his quest. German actor Daniel – who has starred in Ron Howard’s Rush and the Captain America films – said: “Bradley didn’t have a double in any scene. But in this case, I think the tone — and that’s, first of all, always the director who creates a certain atmosphere and, fortunately, John Wells creates that vibe that I really like and it reminded me of working with Ron Howard — and then you had this wonderful ensemble that also makes you feel good.

As you can see in this film, all these wonderful actors who appear for one scene or for two, but fill it with so much energy, this is something I admire, because realistically, as a European actor, you very often end up having supporting parts or small parts.

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