Wet Hot American Summer has ruined Bradley Cooper for me personally; I can only see him as an uptight camp counselor. But maybe that works for some people? Regardless, I’m sure you could find at least one person who wants to bone Bradley Cooper. Sadly for Bradley, there was a moment when he lost a role for not being “fuckable.” He’s one of the sexiest, but apparently only from the safe distance of a People magazine cover.
If you’re into damaged drunk country singers in scruffy facial hair, then Bradley Cooper in A Star Is Born is probably right up your alley. But according to Bradley, he wasn’t always seen as someone who could give the audience the vapors. During a recent interview with W Magazine, he implies that A Star Is Born is the first time he’s really been a leading man, and that it’s taken a while for him to break out.
“I’ve always been an underdog. I was always operating under the lens of not really being seen as the ‘main guy.'” I suggested that after A Star Is Born, it would be impossible for anyone to underestimate him again. “Maybe. But who knows? I’ve heard it all in my career. Early on, I didn’t get a role because they said I wasn’t ‘fuckable.'”
I know Bradley sees himself as a serious actor and director, but I’m sure part of him would love to extract a little revenge on the rude person who told him he wasn’t fuckable. Sure, looking sexy and broken in A Star Is Born might be the Oscar-baiters way to do it. But if he really wants to drive home the point, he should pose butt-naked on a rug made of Lady Gaga’s wigs with only a star covering his crotch. Really take them from underdog to “Oooh boy, he can give me a bone anytime.”
For your own personal fuckability index, here’s Bradley Cooper at the Paris premiere of A Star Is Born on Monday night.