Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp premieres on Netflix this summer, and according to Vulture, smart planning and production tricks made it possible for Bradley Cooper to reprise his role with only one day of availability:
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.
Despite his limited availability, Vulture says that Cooper will still have a regular role in the prequel series, and many scenes involving huge stars like Cooper, Amy Poehler, and Paul Rudd were planned ahead of time to allow for potentially conflicting schedules. In any case, we can still expect plenty of interaction between Cooper and Poehler as well as “even more romantic moments” between Cooper and Michael Ian Black when the series hits Netflix on July 17.