Bradley Cooper ditches press conference amid mid-interview family emergency

Bradley Cooper was forced to ditch a work commitment mid-press conference after being struck with a family emergency.

The Hollywood actor was in the middle of promoting his new film Maestro whenhe had to take a phonecall.

He revealed that the call had been from the school nurse, and it was concerning his six-year-old daughter, Lea, who he shares with Irina Shayk.

“So sorry,” he told a room full of journalists. “The school nurse just called me. Can I just leave the room for a second to call them back and you can keep going. Is that all right?”

Cooper then returned shortly after and revealed that he would need to leave in order to rush to his daughter’s school, reported Daily Mail.

He told those in room that he needed to visit his daughter to “apply something” that the school’s nurse didn’t have permission to apply themselves.

Cooper explained: “I have to go to the school to do something with Lea that needs … I have to apply something that they won’t allow …. I have to do it, so it’s like a 10 minute walk.”

Meanwhile, Cooper recently faced controversy over his new film in which he wears a prosthetic nose to play composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein, with some accusing the prosthetic of playing up to negative Jewish stereotypes.

Cooper said in an interview on CBS Mornings that he “wasn’t fazed by the backlash”.

“My nose is very similar to Lenny’s, actually. So the prosthetic is actually like a silk sheet, and I thought, ‘Maybe we don’t need to do it, because we can take down time of prep.’ But it’s all about balance. My lips are nothing like Lenny’s, and my chin. And so we had that, and it just didn’t look right,” he said.

“So when he’s young we have a prosthetic here, and it just moves out, so by the time he’s older, it’s the whole face. So we just had to do it; otherwise I wouldn’t believe he’s a human being,” he added, motioning to his face.

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