Bradley Cooper may be one of Hollywood’s most eligible bachelors, but it wasn’t always that way as the star reveals he had to overcome serious nerves to be the confident person he is today.
Speaking to GQ, Bradley said: ‘I used to be the kid that got the shakes if I had to talk in public; now, I just don’t get nervous about stuff. I can’t control everything.’
In the frank interview the A-lister spoke openly about his father’s death and how much it changed his perspective, adding: ‘My father gave me two gifts – having me and dying with me. I watched my father die and I realised that is the way we are all going to die.
‘For me, it was a switch from knowing something intellectually to knowing it by tangibly experiencing it. It rewired my neurological system. It almost did the opposite of motivating me. It was about keeping the main thing the main thing.’
While he failed to elaborate on what the ‘main thing’ is for him, he actually took a very positive outlook on the death of his father, even saying that he believes he was ‘privileged to experience’ the end of life.
Bradley Cooper emphasised his new outlook on life saying: ‘You know William Blake’s Songs Of Innocence? Well, right there, in that moment, the innocence was gone. Done. Never to return. The beauty is that I just don’t sweat s*** any more.’