Bradley Cooper says filming his nude scene in Nightmare Alley was “pretty heavy.”The acclaimed actor stars as carny-turned-mentalist Stanton Carlisle in Guillermo del Torro’s psychological thriller.

Speaking on KCRW’s The Business podcast, Cooper described one particularly challenging day on set, which also happened to be his first time appearing fully nude on camera.Cooper recalls: “I remember reading in the script and thinking, he’s a pickled punk in that bathtub and it’s to story.

You have to do it.“I can still remember that day just to be naked in front of the crew for six hours, and it was Toni Collette’s first day.