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It was aTypical Wednesday afternoon when I got to chat with the incredibly talented and cool young actor Cooper Friedman, and Cooper had so much to say about his career so far and how much he loved working on the new J. Lee dramedy aTypical Wednesday.
Cooper shared that acting kind of runs in the family as he and his sister have both been following in the footsteps of their older brother, who was the first one in the family to get started in acting.
After the young star got a manager, he began booking high-profile roles like Girl Meets World, Colony, and Perry Mason. He even got to work alongside Hollywood legend Jennifer Aniston on a commercial!
“She taught me so much about acting. She told me to improv a lot. She told me to smile also.”
While he’s already had such an exciting career thus far, he was also thrilled to share details about his latest role on aTypical Wednesday, where he plays a kid who suffers from bullying and mental health obstacles.
In this film, Cooper’s character Alec goes to therapy at the behest of his parents after he snaps and has a physical altercation with his bully. In therapy and throughout the film, he meets many interesting characters, but he interacted and worked most closely with the film’s writer, director, and star, J. Lee, who plays Gabe.
“It was so much fun. He’s such a brilliant actor and writer and director.”
After Gabe finds out that Alec has been “left behind” by his parents, Alec and Gabe go on a wild adventure inclusive of rap battles and important discussions about mental health.
From the trailer alone, it was evident that Cooper absolutely shines in this film, which comes as no surprise thanks to the illustrious career that the child star already has. Cooper discussed how much he loved working on the project and how he is fond of all his castmates, who he feels could not be more perfectly cast.
Cooper had loads of fun on set, and I had just as much fun talking to him about this exciting project. If you want to see more of Cooper, check him out on his other fun roles on shows like Girl Meets World, Colony, and Perry Mason. You can also catch him sharing his best selfies and red carpet shots on his Instagram @cooperjfriedman!
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