‘Limitless’ Star Jake McDorman on Bradley Cooper’s ‘Ambiguous’ Interest in His Character (Video)

“This drug, NZT, has him in a chokehold and it won’t let go,” actor says while discussing CBS series during new episode of TheWrap’s “Drinking with the Stars”

Last Updated: October 8, 2015 @ 2:46 PM

Bradley Cooper‘s role on CBS’ “Limitless” series may be a bit “ambiguous” at first, star Jake McDorman told TheWrap during the latest episode of “Drinking with the Stars” presented by Ketel One vodka.

The show is a continuation of the 2011 movie of the same name about a dangerous smart drug called NZT that propel’s Cooper’s character, Eddie Morra, to become a senator before running into McDorman’s character, Brian Finch.

“Morra takes an interest in Brian’s experience with NZT in a very ambiguous way … and may be doing good things for Brian,” McDorman said before adding, “But he has beautiful blue eyes!”

“What is fun with the show is you are kind of a temporary superhero while you are on this pill, NZT,” McDorman said. “You have access to 100 percent of your brain, anything you’ve ever seen, anything you’ve ever done in your life is right there readily available.”

While the actor maintains the show does not take a positive or negative stance on the use of drugs, in general, this particular pill does put his character “in a chokehold” in the adaptation that mixes the movie’s format with elements of a procedural.

“He can’t stop taking it, he’s working for the FBI … this drug NZT has him in a chokehold and it won’t let go. It does take control of his life,” McDorman said.

“Limitless” also stars Jennifer Carpenter, Hill Harper and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, and is executive produced by Cooper, Leslie Dixon and Scott Kroopf.

Watch the interview above, then watch the rising star weigh in on current events while playing “Shot Topics” in the video below.

“Limitless” premieres at 10 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22 on CBS. 

Watch Jake play a game of ‘Shot Topics’ here:




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