“Silver Linings Playbook” actor Bradley Cooper is featured on the cover of the latest issue of “Details” magazine. Inside, he speaks on the subject of his father’s death and his decision to live with his mother ever since.
His father Charles passed away January 2011 after battling cancer. Afterward, his already close family bonded further and stuck together. He revealed, “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.”
He continued, “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.”
His father’s passing made him think of his own mortality, as well. He said, “‘Oh, right, I’m going to die too.’ Here it is. It’s not in a book. It’s not in a movie. It’s not in a story that was told to me. It’s not driving by an accident or watching it on TV. It’s someone you love dying in front of you. I was like, ‘Okay. This is death. And this is going to happen to me one day.’ There was a huge freedom that came with that.”