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UPDATE: VIDEO: Watch 'ELEPHANT MAN's Bradley Cooper's Entire Appearance on CBS Sunday Morning!

Bradley Cooper, now starring in the Broadway revival of the Tony Award-winning drama The Elephant Man, talked to CBS Sunday Morning's Serena Altschul about the difference between portraying real people and fictional characters. "It's easier in some ways but exponentially more difficult in others," explained the actor. "It's easier in some ways because you're actually playing a real person."

Watch the full appearance below!

The Broadway production is the latest in a long connection Cooper has had with "The Elephant Man." When he was a child, Cooper, now 39, saw the 1980 film, "The Elephant Man" with his father. He says he knew then he wanted to be an actor. He even used Merrick as the subject of his master's thesis in drama school.

In 2012, Cooper took on the role of Merrick at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in Massachusetts.

About The Elephant Man:

Bernard Pomerance's Tony Award-winning classic, The Elephant Man marks the Broadway return of two-time Academy Award nominee Bradley Cooper. It also stars Academy Award nominee and Emmy Award winnerPatricia Clarkson, and Alessandro Nivola. The production is directed by six-time Tony Award nominee Scott Ellisand begins performances on Friday, November 7, 2014 and opens on Sunday, December 7, 2014 at Broadway's Booth Theatre (222 West 45th Street, NYC). This is a limited engagement through Sunday, February 15. Tickets are on sale now.

The cast features Bradley Cooper as John Merrick, Patricia Clarkson as Mrs. Kendal, Alessandro Nivola as Dr. Frederick Treves, Anthony Heald as Ross / Bishop Walsham How, Scott Lowell as Snork / Pinhead Manager / Lord John, Kathryn Meisle as Miss Sandwich / Princess and Henry Stram as Carr Gomm / Conductor. The cast will also include Chris Bannow, Peter Bradbury, Lucas Calhoun, Eric Clem, Amanda Lea Mason, Marguerite Stimpsonand Emma Thorne.

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