Celebvocates! You never know where they’ll show up. Bradley Cooper, star of āThe Hangover Part III,ā cast some stardust on the White House conference on mental health Monday. While fellow actor Glenn Close was on hand to share the struggles of her bipolar sister and a nephew hospitalized with schizoaffective disorder, Cooper acknowledged his connection is more remote, starting with his role as a bipolar man in āSilver Linings Playbook.ā āIām sort of here by accident,ā he said. āItās not that I didnāt know about mental illness. I think itās just that I just didnāt see it as a part of my life.ā It’s the first time he’s been back to D.C. with the mental-health message since the height of the movie’s Oscar campaign, when Cooper met with Joe Biden on the topic and held forth at a Center for American Progress forum on mental health.
Other celebvocates this week: Maggie Gyllenhaal joins D.C. nonprofit board; Steven Seagal joins congressional delegation to Russia