Bradley Cooper "honoured" to 
have worked with Ryan Gosling

The 38-year-old actor stars alongside the 'Drive' hunk in the upcoming crime thriller film and Bradley felt "honoured" to have worked with him.

But he wasn't happy that his character has to shoot Ryan's alter-ego because he knows the scenes will lose him fans.

Praising his co-star's sex appeal, he explained: "Who would ever want to be in a movie where you're the guy that kills Ryan Gosling. Ryan Gosling looks sexy as hell in this movie, too. He's all muscled out, tattooed up; a super-cool outlaw bank robber who gets to hold a baby for most of the movie.

"And me - my character, this cop who lies and rats on his buddies - is supposed to turn up 45 minutes into the movie and kill Ryan Gosling? I love Ryan. Honour to work with him. He's one of our greatest actors. Nice guy, too."

Bradley initially wasn't sure if the role of Avery Cross was right for him but he eventually talked himself into taking the part because he realises he needs to widen his filmography.

In an interview with the new UK issue of GQ magazine, he explained: "I had reservations about killing that character. But then I thought this is a prime example of the type of role I should preach to myself that I should take. I mean, do I really walk the walk?"