If you stuck around during the end credits of Super 8 and didn't watch the left side of the screen, you noticed that Bruce Greenwood was credited with the role of Cooper in the film. Then you were all like, which one was Cooper? Then you likely forgot about it and went to your friend Tom's birthday party.
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Anyway, it turns out that after months of secrecy, the alien in Super 8 was actually Bruce Greenwood covered in ping-pong balls. The Star Trek actor is now talking about his role in the Spielberg homage and how performing the motion capture was a very different experience from what he's accustomed to.
“It’s not your typical acting exercise at all, because you’re really the only person in this room with all these cameras in it. It was a very weird thing to offer up all this big emotion while . . . the rest of the people in the room are picking away at the craft services table. And you never really (sic) how it will turn out because it’s all left in the hands of the artists and animators who are putting your work together.

“The other part that was really memorable was that I saw a bunch of other (big name) actors who were doing the same thing in other studios . . . and there we were: In one-piece Danskins with our pot bellies and saggy asses hanging out."

So, everyone on set eats craft service during motion capture shoots leaving the actor to do their own thing? In other news, Brett Ratner just hired Andy Serkis. (Montreal Gazette)