When it was announced that the star-studded cast was returning for the Wet Hot American Summer prequel series for Netflix, my first question was how much some of those in demand stars, like Bradley Cooper, would actually be in the show.
According to Vulture, Cooper was only able to spare one day for a shoot for the series:
Vulture has learned that Cooper shot a single day on the Wet Hot series, since his Broadway commitments initially prohibited a trip to Los Angeles, where it was filmed. In fact, the Wet Hot team initially scheduled a one-day New York shoot to accommodate Cooper — with all of his significant scene partners, including Poehler, on standby — but when Cooper found himself nominated for two Academy Awards for producing and starring in American Sniper, the plan was revamped to take advantage of his trip to L.A. for the Oscars. Ultimately, Cooper shot every single one of his scenes on February 26, the last day of Wet Hot‘s production.
Though he was only there for the last day of shooting, Cooper will reportedly show up in multiple episodes reprising his role as Ben, a drama counselor who pals around with Susie (Amy Poehler) and has a love scene with McKinley (Michael Ian Black) on the last day of camp in the 2001 movie.
Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp debuts on Netflix on July 17.