Bradley Cooper‘s portrayal of Leonard Bernstein has drawn quite a lot of criticism — however in Italy this weekend … it drew extra applause than outrage, particularly from the latter’s kids.
Netflix’s new movie, “Maestro,” acquired a standing ovation Saturday on the Venice Movie Competition … the place it was screened in entrance of a choose viewers, with none of its forged members round to take pleasure in it. Clearly, that is due to the actors’ strike happening proper now.
#Maestro wows #Venezia80 with a 7-minute standing ovation as Leonard Bernstein’s three youngsters — Jamie, Alexander and Nina Maria — have been amongst these sobbing at Bradley Cooper’s unimaginable movie. pic.twitter.com/3mvYRndPie
Nonetheless, the remainder of the crew was readily available to listen to all of the cheers … and primarily based on stories, this applause lasted for fairly some time — round 7 minutes or so of individuals on their ft.
By most accounts … Bradley’s a front-runner for Finest Actor after his efficiency on this.
I’ve by no means seen a standing ovation like this at #Venezia80. Because the credit rolled on Bradley Cooper’s #Maestro, Leonard Bernstein’s three youngsters — Jamie, Alexander and Nina — waved their arms like conductors and danced to their dad’s music with tears of their eyes. pic.twitter.com/V2G1aR6RPu
The opposite notable half about this response right here is the truth that the late conductor’s grownup youngsters have been within the crowd as properly — they usually appeared thrilled by what they noticed on the display screen. Try what they did … on prime of simply clapping for BC, they appeared to cry too.
Jamie, Alexander and Nina have been even seen enthusiastically fake-conducting alongside to Bernstein’s music when the credit rolled … so yeah, they seem to have beloved it.
In fact, the backdrop of all that is the controversy this movie landed in — particularly, some accusing Brad of “Jewface” … on account of his prolonged nostril prosthetic within the film.
LB’s kids publicly spoke out in assist of Brad … saying they’re fantastic with how he appears to be like on digital camera, noting their father did certainly have a big nostril. Seems like they is perhaps much more on board after having seen ‘Maestro’ for themselves.
Time will inform if the outrage carries on into the autumn … “Maestro” releases in November.