His “Sexiest Man Alive” crown might have been taken away this week, but Bradley Cooper isn’t letting it bring him down. Instead, the actor posed for the cover of Esquire’s December 2012 issue.
Cooper spoke about his upbringing and what type of parents he was raised by.
“I grew up in an interesting family. My father was Irish, and my mother was Italian. It’s a rich tapestry. It’s soaking in volatility. But I was raised well. I put them through some hell, of course. I got arrested [for underage drinking] when I was 15.”
“My mom [Gloria] always said, ‘Just call me. I wanna know where you are,’” the actor continues. “We always had good lines of communication, me and my parents.” He continued, “My father was viciously smart and intellectually curious. We lived across the street from a movie theater. And he would always talk about all these movies, and when I was at the age of being able to appreciate them, he just started throwin’ ‘em my way.”
Read more in the December 2012 issue of Esquire.