One of the most frequent questions James Lipton is asked by interviewers is “Who is the guest you want the most?”
Lipton’s answer is invariable: “Since I’m the founding dean of the Actors Studio Drama School, of which Inside the Actors Studio is a class, the night that one of our graduates has achieved so much that he or she walks out and sits down in that chair facing me will mean more to me than any moment since this journey began.”
Bradley Cooper is that graduate-–a member of the Actors Studio Drama School, Class of 2000. James Lipton was his dean; Elizabeth Kemp and Andreas Manolikakis were his teachers.
Read today’s New York Times to learn why you shouldn’t “Take This Hunk At Face Value.” Watch Bradley and Jim on NBC-TV Friday night (March 11) on “Extra” at 7:00 PM and “Access Hollywood” at 7:30 PM. Lipton will also be doing a lengthy interview with Gayle King on Sirius/XM radio Monday morning (March 14), which will air nationwide at 7 PM that evening. See Bradley’s emotional return to his alma mater when his episode of “Inside The Actors Studio” airs on Monday, March 14 at 7 PM on Bravo. Also, catch Bradley starring alongside Robert De Niro in “Limitless” when it hits theaters on March 18.