According to Bradley Cooper’s doppelgänger Matt Katzenbach and his twin brother, Scott, looking like an A-list hunk isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
Matt, 27, who has been mistaken for the Joy actor for years, became an Internet sensation when he started crashing parties at the Sundance Film Festival. The (so, so hot) Cooper look-alike, however, says being chased by paparazzi and hounded for autographs and selfies daily isn’t all that fun.
During an interview with Page Six, Matt explained that it all started when he was a teenager.
“Every day [we are recognized] at least two to five times,” the twin said. “Now it doesn’t matter where I go. I had paparazzi flood me in a random town in Mexico. I went to the Sky Bar [in Bangkok] where they actually shot The Hangover 2 and was greeted, ‘Oh Mr. Cooper, great to see you, come right in.’ Then tons of people were just flooding and taking pictures. That was kind of the moment when it was totally surreal and I didn’t get it.”
Matt, who has yet to meet the real Cooper himself, said he wouldn’t trade his normal life for that of the Oscar-nominated star’s.
“At the end of the day, it’s actually enlightening because it’s not a great life to be under the spotlight and to go to these events or parties or bars or whatever,” Matt said. “Everyone is asking for pictures or autographs to boost their status. It comes at the expense of [a celebrity’s] privacy — of their being able to be and act like a normal human.”
The Utah-based entrepreneur added that it’s actually “kind of a daily struggle” and that he "wouldn’t want that life at all.”
For the record, Matt also said he never claimed to be Cooper at Sundance afterparties, but that he was always just invited to “come right in” by publicists.
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