Carey Mulligan joins Bradley Cooper filming Leonard Bernstein biopic Maestro

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Actress Carey Mulligan was seen filming with Bradley Cooper in New York City on Tuesday, as the pair filmed scenes for a new Netflix biopic on composer Leonard Bernstein.

Bradley, 47, has completely transformed himself for the leading role, through the artful use of prosthetics and movie makeup.

Meanwhile, Carey is playing his wife, actress Felicia Montealegre, who is said to have stayed by Bernstein’s side despite knowing he was gay. 

The two movie stars may have gone unnoticed during the days filming, as Bradley looks unrecognizable thanks to the transformation, and is the spitting image of the Broadway artist who created iconic shows like West Side Story.

Transformation: Carey Mulligan joins Bradley Cooper on set as he looks unrecognizable playing legendary composer Leonard Bernstein in Netflix biopic Maestro on Monday in New York 

In touching scenes, the stars were seen walking talking while linking arms, before embracing.

At one point, Mulligan was seen sparking up a cigarette as they sat with their backs to one another.

Cooper stars in and directs the project which will also Maya Hawke and Matt Bomer.

Wow: Bradley, 47, has completely transformed himself for the leading role, through the artful use of prosthetics and movie makeup

Double take: The two movie stars may have gone unnoticed during the days filming, as Bradley looks unrecognizable thanks to the transformation

Wow: Bradley, 47, has completely transformed himself for the leading role, through the artful use of prosthetics and movie makeup

Getting into the habit: Mulligan sparks up a cigarette as she films a scene for the new biopic

Getting into the habit: Mulligan sparks up a cigarette as she films a scene for the new biopic 

Love story: In touching scenes, the stars were seen walking talking while linking arms, before embracing

Who's that? It was nearly impossible to know that the tanned, white-haired and bespectacled man smoking a cigarette in new photos was really Oscar-nominee Bradley Cooper

Who’s that? It was nearly impossible to know that the tanned, white-haired and bespectacled man smoking a cigarette in new photos was really Oscar-nominee Bradley Cooper

It was nearly impossible to know that the tanned, white-haired and bespectacled man smoking a cigarette in new photos was really Oscar-nominee Bradley Cooper.

The leading man embodied the look and vibe of Broadway icon Leonard Bernstein in images from the biopic about his life.

In another early look at the production stills, Cooper’s face was wrinkled and aged with the assistance of a crack team of hair and makeup artists.

Smooch: The two actors were seen kissing while filming a romantic scene in the park

Smooch: The two actors were seen kissing while filming a romantic scene in the park 

Chivalrous: Bradley helps Carey up as they film a scene on location in NYC

Chivalrous: Bradley helps Carey up as they film a scene on location in NYC

Hands on: Cooper stars in and directs the project which will also Maya Hawke and Matt Bomer

Tactile: The two actors put on a public display of affection

Hands on: Cooper stars in and directs the project which will also Maya Hawke and Matt Bomer

Relationship: The film, which is backed by Netflix and co-written/directed by the Hangover star, examines the complex relationship between Leonard and Felicia

Relationship: The film, which is backed by Netflix and co-written/directed by the Hangover star, examines the complex relationship between Leonard and Felicia

History: Their romance spanned more than 30 years – from their first meeting in 1946, continuing through two on-off engagements, a 25-year marriage and three children as Bernstein grappled with his own sexuality

History: Their romance spanned more than 30 years – from their first meeting in 1946, continuing through two on-off engagements, a 25-year marriage and three children as Bernstein grappled with his own sexuality

Compelling: Maestro tells the story of the behind the scenes Broadway legend and his relationship with Felicia Montealegre, who stayed with him his whole life despite knowing he was gay

Looking sharp: Bradley looked suave in his suit while shooting a scene

Compelling: Maestro tells the story of the behind the scenes Broadway legend and his relationship with Felicia Montealegre, who stayed with him his whole life despite knowing he was gay

He is seen in photos wearing a white button down and modified aviator eye glasses as he worked on composing some of Broadway’s most well-know scores.

Other images from Maestro depicted Bradley as Bernstein from his younger years – looking far more like the actor that audiences already know and love.

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The black and white retro shots see Cooper with co-star Carey Mulligan who is playing Bernstein’s wife Felicia.

Maestro tells the story of the behind the scenes Broadway legend and his relationship with Felicia Montealegre, who stayed with him his whole life despite knowing he was gay.  

Maya Hawke has joined the cast and will play Jamie Bernstein, Leonard and Felicia’s daughter. Succession star Jeremy Strong will play the role in the film of John Gruen, the author who penned the Bernstein biography The Private World of Leonard Bernstein.

The film, which is backed by Netflix and co-written/directed by the Hangover star, examines the complex relationship between Leonard and Felicia.

Their romance spanned more than 30 years – from their first meeting in 1946, continuing through two on-off engagements, a 25-year marriage and three children as Bernstein grappled with his own sexuality.

Filming is now underway in New York with Cooper, Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Kristie Macosko Krieger, Fred Berner and Amy Durning all producing the movie.

Incredible: Bradley Cooper, 47, has completely transformed himself through the artful use of prosthetics and movie makeup into composer Leonard Bernstein for the biopic Maestro

Incredible: Bradley Cooper, 47, has completely transformed himself through the artful use of prosthetics and movie makeup into composer Leonard Bernstein for the biopic Maestro

Incredible: Bradley Cooper, 47, has completely transformed himself through the artful use of prosthetics and movie makeup into composer Leonard Bernstein for the biopic Maestro (Left, Cooper as Bernstein; Right, Cooper in May)

Spot on: It was nearly impossible to know that the tanned, white-haired and bespectacled man smoking a cigarette in new photos was really Oscar-nominee Bradley Cooper (Bernstein in 1990)

Spot on: It was nearly impossible to know that the tanned, white-haired and bespectacled man smoking a cigarette in new photos was really Oscar-nominee Bradley Cooper (Left, Bernstein in 1990; Right, Cooper in Maestro)

Spot on: It was nearly impossible to know that the tanned, white-haired and bespectacled man smoking a cigarette in new photos was really Oscar-nominee Bradley Cooper (Left, Bernstein in 1990; Right, Cooper in Maestro)

Leonard Bernstein was a musical savant and worked as a composer, pianist and conductor and was honored throughout his career with seven Emmy Awards, two Tony Awards and 16 Grammy Awards.

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He died in 1990 of a heart attack just five days after retiring from conducting. 

Spielberg was initially set to direct the film and had brought Cooper on board to star but then handed the reigns over to the actor. 

There he is: Other images from Maestro depicted Bradley as Bernstein from his younger years - looking far more like the actor that audiences already know and love

There he is: Other images from Maestro depicted Bradley as Bernstein from his younger years – looking far more like the actor that audiences already know and love

Legend: In a first look at the upcoming Netflix biopic about his life, Bradley appears as the spitting image of the Broadway artist who created iconic shows like West Side Story

Legend: In a first look at the upcoming Netflix biopic about his life, Bradley appears as the spitting image of the Broadway artist who created iconic shows like West Side Story

Their story: Maestro tells the story of the behind the scenes Broadway legend and his relationship with Felicia Montealegre, who stayed with him his whole life despite knowing he was gay

Their story: Maestro tells the story of the behind the scenes Broadway legend and his relationship with Felicia Montealegre, who stayed with him his whole life despite knowing he was gay

This will be Bradley’s second feature in the directors chair following the most recent remake of A Star is Born. 

‘I [told Spielberg], “I always felt like I could play a conductor, but may I research the material and see if I can write it and direct it? Would you let me do that?'” Cooper told Variety. 

‘Steven has a lot of interests — he’ll just choose one thing and all of the other things will be on hold,’ he continued. ‘I think he knew he wasn’t going to make that movie for a while. He was kind enough to hand it off to me, and that’s what I’ve been doing for the last four and a half years.’ 

His life: Their romance spanned more than 30 years – from their first meeting in 1946, continuing through two on-off engagements, a 25-year marriage and three children as Bernstein grappled with his own sexuality (Bernstein in 1974)

His life: Their romance spanned more than 30 years – from their first meeting in 1946, continuing through two on-off engagements, a 25-year marriage and three children as Bernstein grappled with his own sexuality (Bernstein in 1974)

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