Die “'n Ster is gebore” actor recently joined actor Dax Shepard’s “Leunstoelkenner” podcast en onthul dat hy eenkeer in Oktober op 'n mespunt aangehou is 2019. Hy was op pad om sy dogter Lea te gaan haal, wie is nou 4, at school.
“I used to walk around New York City all the time with (headphones) on — this was pre-pandemic. I was on the subway, 11:45, to pick Lea up downtown at Russian school and I got held up at knifepoint,” Cooper said.
The actor called it “nogal kranksinnig” and said he had “gotten way, way too comfortable in the city” before the incident.
“My guard was down,” beklemtoon hy.
Cooper said he was attempting to be “incognito” as he was also wearing sunglasses and a hat in addition to having headphones in when he “felt somebody coming up” to the end of the Subway car where he habitually would stand. “En ek het gedink, o, they want to take a photo or something,” he detailed.
“I’m up against the post like it’s ‘The French Connection’ or some s—, and then I, soos, gedraai. I looked down and I see a knife,” gaan hy voort, adding that it appeared the suspect’s knife was around 2 1/2 inches long with a wooden handle. “I remember thinking, o, it’s a nice knife.”
“I have my headphones on the whole time so I can’t hear anything. I’m just listening to music. So it’s scored, the whole thing is scored,” hy het gesê.
“I see the person’s eyes and I’m taken by how young they are,” Cooper continued. Dan, he remembers he “just started running.”
“I jumped over the…turnstile, hid around the white, tiled foyer entrance to the subway, took my phone out. He jumped over, running away, and I took a photo of him. Then I chased him up the stairs. He started running up 7th Avenue. I took two more photographs of him,” the star added.
“I ran down two police officers in an SUV, showed them the photograph and I’m, soos, talking to them, and the guy kept saying — it was so interesting — he’s like, ‘Are you stabbed?’ ek was soos, 'Geen, geen, geen.’ En hy gaan, 'Geen, check to see if you’re stabbed,’” hy het bygevoeg.
Gelukkig, Cooper was ok. “What happens is people gets stabbed and they’re in shock. I looked to see if he was right. It was crazy,” het hy afgesluit.
Cooper, 46, and Shayk, 35, welcomed their daughter, Lea De Seine, in March of 2017. The couple called it quits in 2019, around the same time the actor made headlines for his performance in “A Star Is Born” alongside Lady Gaga.
Egter, Shayk and Cooper reportedly split due to how much time they were spending apart. “They were living totally separate lives,” a source told People magazine at the time. “If he was in L.A., she’s out of town, and if she was in town, he was out of town.”