Playing Bradley Cooper’s Wife Was ‘So Fun,’ Rose Byrne Dishes

Bridesmaids” star Rose Byrne is ready to go dark in her next flick, “The Place Beyond the Pines.” The film, which follows a motorcycle stunt rider who turns to a life of crime when times get tough, probably won’t have us laughing out loud when it opens later this year. But Rose luckily had something happy to look forward to every day when she hit set. That something? Playing Bradley Cooper’s wife.

“I’m in ’Place Beyond the Pines.’ I just have a very small role in that as Bradley’s wife, but it was very cool to work with Derek [Cianfrance], who directed ’Blue Valentine,’ [which] I was a big fan of and to work with Bradley, who was great, so I’m excited to see [it],” she said. “The relationship is a little tense, so it wasn’t like a romantic marriage. But he’s so fun and professional. He’s great, he’s great.”

The film, which also stars eternal hottie Ryan Gosling, places Rose right in the middle of the great People’s Sexiest Man Alive debate, which left fans wondering why Bradley beat out Ryan for the honor. When asked about it, Rose played coy, simply saying, “Oh, is that the debate?”

Will you be checking out “The Place Beyond the Pines”? Who’s wife would you rather play: Bradley’s or Ryan’s? Sound off in the comments and on Twitter!