Bradley Cooper opens up about his mom living with him following the death of his father, “We need each other.”
The beautiful Bradley Cooper lands the May issue of Details Magazine, to promote his two new movies, ‘The Place Beyond the Pines,’ and ‘The Hangover III.’ Bradley is just everywhere lately, and that’s fine by me! I saw ‘The Place Beyond the Pines’ over the weekend, and I REALLY loved it. It was unexpected, the movie. It wasn’t like any other movie I’ve seen before – which is a good thing. I swear, I’ve seen them all. Bradley was BRILLIANT, as was Ryan Gosling. Seriously – go see it.
Anyway, Bradley, who’s currently dating 20-year-old model Suki Waterhouse (bleh), opens up in the new magazine about how his mother moved in with him following the death of his father. And he’s totally adorable, talking about his mom.
Did he have a lonely childhood? “No, but I was sort of isolated. I would definitely have a lot of time alone–but I was always around people. Much like my life now: alone, but around people.”
He struggles with fame: “During the filming of Hangover 2 in Thailand, I used to envy Zach [Galifianakis], because he would go on these long walks all the time by himself. I remember thinking, ‘I want to do that.’ I don’t really do that very well . . . like, just go chill by myself. Or go eat dinner by myself. I wanted to just be okay being on my own. And I wasn’t. I don’t know what’s happened, maybe the death of my father or that I’m getting older, but I realize that I enjoy it tremendously now . . . being alone. I can stay alone for days. And be okay. I never thought that would happen. But I love being alone now.”
Does he want to be a dad? “I really hope I have that experience in my life. I saw how much joy fatherhood gave my own dad. So I hope it’s part of my journey. You go through stages in your life, and fatherhood seems like a natural stage.”
Mom still lives with him: “The best way I can answer that is to say we’re surviving. Both of us. Let’s face it: It’s probably not easy for her, by the way, to be living with her son. It’s life. And right now, two years after my father’s death, this is where we are. My family is very close, and my dad dying was brutal for all of us. It was a schism, and its aftershock has not stopped. And we need each other. So here we are. But don’t get me wrong. It’s not without complications. It’s not like I live in a compound and she’s in the guesthouse. No. She’s in the next room. But here’s the thing: She’s a cool chick. We can hang, and she can roll with the punches. If that wasn’t the case, there’s no way.” MORE – PLUS MORE PICS – AFTER THE JUMP! (more…)