With reporting by Josh Horowitz
MTV News caught up with the actor after the show and got him to reflect on the craziness of the night and his big win for “American Sniper.”
“It was crazy. I saw Cara Delevingne, who’s fantastic, and the winner of Best Kiss, Shailene Woodley, was there,” he reminisced. “And then I was honored enough to win Best Male Performance up against some pretty heavy hitters. I think the fans may have been disappointed.”
Bradley’s right about one thing — his category was full of strong and talented contenders: Ansel Elgort, Channing Tatum, Chris Pratt, and Miles Teller were all up for the prize. But he’s WAY off course in thinking that we’re in any way let down by his win. After all, this is a fan-voted show!
Anyway, the modest victor went on to reflect on what the Movie Awards mean to him and the importance it’s played in his career.
“Honestly, it means everything,” Bradley told us. “I was honored enough to get [Best Male Performance] a couple years ago for ‘Silver Linings Playbook.’ And I was just thinking about…I’ve been coming to the MTV Movie Awards for a long time. I remember giving Sandra Bullock a lifetime achievement award, and then the three of us for ‘The Hangover.’ The fact that MTV recognizes what we’re doing is awesome.”
With all that mushing and gushing out of the way, we got down to business and hounded Bradley for some insider secrets about the highly anticipated sequel to last year’s “Guardians of the Galaxy.” Unfortunately, Bradley revealed director James Gunn has kept the top-secret project well under wraps and hasn’t spilled deets about the future of Rocket Raccoon.
“I know nothing. No, nothing. Literally,” Bradley promised us. “Just that I hope Rocket’s in it. I don’t know anything, which is part of the fun.”
He was similarly tight-lipped about his possible directing projects (“We’ll see”) and about “Joy,” which reunites him with “Silver Linings Playbook” director David O. Russell and frequent costar Jennifer Lawrence. While he refused to reveal if he appears in any scenes with J. Law, he did tell us that working with Russell again was “incredible.”
“I mean, you just go there and you remember what it’s like to work with him. He is the best. He’s just the best,” Bradley gushed.
Fair enough, Bradley. Enjoy your silence and your vagueness along with your Golden Popcorn trophy. We promise we’re still not disappointed in you.