The breakout star of 2015 may be none other than a plastic doll.
The toy baby made waves when Clint Eastwood‘s hugely successful, much-debated American Sniper hit theaters earlier this month. Viewers were quick to point out that the baby Bradley Cooper holds in the film as he plays U.S. military sniper and father Chris Kyle was a very obvious fake, and not even close to looking like a human baby.
As unearthed by The Huffington Post, a video has made its way online, offering a “statement” and “explanation” from American Sniper‘s fake baby.
“First of all, I object to being called a fake baby by CNN, ABC News, and the Today show,” a voice says as a baby doll is shown sitting on a couch. “I’ve got less plastic in me than half the actors in Hollywood. I only look a little stiff cause Clint cut all my lines. If you think that job was easy, you try being cradled in Bradley Cooper’s arms for six hours and not wetting your pants.”
“Second, I want to thank all my fans for believing in me and I want them to be the first to know that we just signed to do the prequel to the movie Boyhood,” the voice of the baby continued, joking about an upcoming project. “Yay.”
While the Hollywood heavyweights behind the film gave little comment on the fake baby, screenwriter Jason Hall gave a reason for the doll’s presence in a since-deleted tweet.
“Hate to ruin the fun but real baby #1 showed up with a fever,” Hall wrote this past December before taking the message down. “Real baby #2 was no show. (Clint voice) Gimme the doll, kid.”
Watch the “baby” of American Sniper talk Eastwood and Cooper in the video above!
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