Amy Adams almost cried after hitting her American Hustle co-star Bradley Cooper so hard while filming that she thought she’d given him a black eye.
The Oscar-nominated actress told Look magazine, “[Director] David [O. Russell] pushes his actors into a space where you don’t really know what’s going to happen. But in one scene I wish I hadn’t let myself get caught up in that atmosphere.
“There's a scene where I was supposed to hit Bradley. I wasn't hitting him hard enough and David kept yelling, ‘Hit him. Hit him.’ And Bradley kept yelling, ‘C'mon, hit me, hit me!’ So I finally hit him, but I whacked him so hard that his face began to swell and I was crying because I thought I’d give him a black eye.”
Adams added that Cooper was like a cheerleader on set and encouraged the cast and crew, “He will do anything. Bradley’s the cheerleader on set. He’s like, ‘Let’s do this, come on everybody!’ He’s my hero in this film.”