In the January issue of GQ, Cooper recalled how his excitement at the role soon turned to frustration as he screen time quickly began to diminish. "I would only work three days a week. And then for the second season, I got even more sidelined. I was like, 'Ugh.' And then next thing you know, I was like, 'I want to f---ing kill myself.'"
Cooper then decided to take a risk and asked to be written off the spy drama. "[J.J. Abrams] was like, 'Ok.' He probably would've fired me, anyway," he said.
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