October 21, 2015 / 10:25 AM / 2 years ago

Cooper, Miller reunite to heat up the kitchen as chefs in "Burnt"

Cast members Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller arrive for the premiere of the film "Burnt" in New York October 20, 2015. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

NEW YORK (Reuters) - “American Sniper” co-stars Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller reunite to cook up a storm in “Burnt” as formidable chefs in the culinary comedy-drama.

Cooper plays chef Adam Jones, whose drug use and hot temper lead him to lose his two Michelin star restaurant in Paris.

He looks for a second chance in London and, with the help of talented sous chef Helene (Miller), he tries to land his own new kitchen and a third Michelin star.

Speaking at the film’s premiere on Tuesday night, Cooper said that his past work experience, starting at the age of 15 cleaning tables at a Greek restaurant, helped him in the role.

“At 18 I was a prep cook in between high school and college ... at a seafood Italian restaurant ... I was at the bottom of the hierarchy at that point, so you definitely bear the brunt of everybody’s frustration,” he said.

“In the kitchen I feel very comfortable so that was a great thing. I think it helped because we had no cooking doubles we did all the cooking, and it was a functioning kitchen.”

Miller said she underwent intensive training for the role of Helene Sweeney.

“I worked really hard with two Michelin star chef Marcus Wareing in London and I studied chefs,” she said.

“I watched services in many different kitchens, I interviewed different women and men who work in those kind of kitchens and watched how they moved and I really wanted to immerse myself in it.”

“Burnt” opens in cinemas worldwide from Thursday.

Reporting by Reuters Television in New York; Writing by Marie-Louise Gumuchian in London; Editing by Louise Ireland

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