Anderson Cooper had a recurring reaction to his attempts to become James Bond a day: a Debbie Downer "wah-wah."
James Bond is celebrating his 50th anniversary on screen. Cooper hosted the "60 Minutes" segment on the famous British spy, and producers thought it would be fun for Cooper to become Bond for a day.
Cooper seemingly objected to this from the get-go, failing to bring a tuxedo while shooting (who goes to a Bond-related shoot without a tux?!). His lack of stick-shift driving skills kept him from cruising around in Bond's Aston Martin.
"The only thing worse than not driving stick would be attempting to drive James Bond's 1964 Aston Martin, and like, putting it in the wrong gear and breaking the car," Cooper said. Instead, he just leaned on the car a la Bond. "Wah-wah," Cooper said.
Producers were able to get him a lesson with the gun instructor who trained Daniel Craig and Piers Brosnan to shoot like Bond, which Cooper thought worked well for him at first.
"In my mind I looked like James Bond and I felt like James Bond," he said. "But I looked like this skinny, pale, gray-haired middle-aged guy."
Cooper added that he thought he was actually shooting a real gun. "When I was shooting it, I thought it was real. Then I realized...oh, it's blanks," Cooper said with a look of disappointment. "Wah-Wah" inevitably followed.
Surely Bond would not have tolerated such an attitude.
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