If it feels like Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence are in a movie together every year, that’s because they pretty much are: Two years ago there was the oscar push for American Hustle, in which the two really only had one scene together. Before that, Silver Linings Playbook. Last year? As lovers in Serena. This year? Joy, a movie with Lawrence a comedy-drama about Joy Mangano, the inventor of the “Miracle Mop.” Cooper’s role? “An executive at the Home Shopping Network who helps Joy by giving the “Miracle Mop” a great boost,” according to the Wiki synopsis.
What I’m trying to say here is that those two are ALWAYS together… Professionally. But the acting profession isn’t like other professions and requires certain levels of intimacy and trust to conquer the role with a co-star. When two people spend a lot of time together, things happen.
So yesterday Howard Stern asked 40-year-old bachelor Bradley Cooper if he’s ever slept with Jennifer Lawrence, who is 15 years younger than him. He even phrased it as a hypothetical. Cooper’s response was a stone-sober “Never.” He added.. “It just didn’t happen… It’s not the way we are together.”
If Cooper was like “yeah, we totally slept together on Serena,” no one would really be surprised. That’s what single Hollywood people do. Even though she’s easily a Top 5 hottest chick in Hollywood, Cooper sounds pretty resolute on it not happening. Maybe he’s repulsed by the way she eats Chipotle burrito bowls? Maybe she’s a Cowboys fan? I don’t know. Human desire is much more complicated than just hormones and biology, I guess.
Listen to the conversation below:
Word. The old “keeping it professional” excuse. What Cooper is trying to say here — I think — is that he doesn’t want to screw up the on-screen chemistry. Or he’s just weirded out that she dated Chris Martin? Or maybe his “never” answer is more maintaining tranquility with his current girl, Cristiano Ronaldo’s ex Irina Shayk.
But the record has now been set straight: These two will never bang.
Unless Cooper is just giving Stern the greatest poker face ever. He is an actor after all. Making things up is what they’re paid millions of dollars to do.