Film star Bradley Cooper based the character of the chef he plays in upcoming movie Burnt on three British chefs: Marcus Wareing, Gordon Ramsay and Marco Pierre White.
That's according to Cooper in an interview with Yahoo! Movies.
Cooper plays Adam Jones, a troubled celebrity chef who sets about revitalising his career by spearheading a top London restaurant that he hopes can gain three Michelin stars.
"I created a guy I see as a mixture of the three guys I studied: Marcus Wareing, Gordon Ramsay, and Marco Pierre White," he told Yahoo! Movies. "He's a combination. Little things he does, physical things, are basically things I stole from all three of those guys."
Wareing, who holds two Michelin stars at his London restaurant, Marcus, and presents MasterChef on BBC television, offered Cooper advice for the role and also helped to develop and prepare all of the dishes used in the film.
Cooper had just a month to prepare for his part in the new movie, but said he had at least some experience in the kitchen.
"When I was a kid I would screw up cooking with my grandmother. It was an Italian family, so cooking was a huge part of it," he said. "I was a busboy at a Greek restaurant and a prep cook at an [Italian] restaurant called Mirabella's in Somers Point, New Jersey. I'd be there from 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., just cooking."
He also played Anthony Bourdain in a TV adaptation of the chef's memoir, Kitchen Confidential.
Burnt is expected to be released in UK cinemas on 6 November.