Published: February 2009
Ladies, you’ve got Bradley Cooper’s full attention. Here, the Yes Man and He’s Just Not That Into You star tells us how women bring out the best (and maybe the worst) in him.
What’s the best way to know when a guy is into a woman?
He can’t stop looking at her. When I’m into a woman, I literally can’t stop staring. I’m like a little kid. I become completely entranced.
Jim Carrey’s character in Yes Man says yes to everything. Do you do that when you’re with a woman you like?
Unfortunately, when someone asks me for a favor, I can’t say no. Because of my upbringing — my Catholic guilt — if I don’t do it, it plagues me. But I don’t think I’ve ever dated a woman who always got a ‘yes’ out of me; I’m stubborn. And I don’t think women really want a yes man.
So what do women really want?
Someone who’s strong and knows who they are. And who’s caring. But a woman wants a man, not a lapdog.
Fair enough. Finish this sentence: The New Year’s resolution I’m sticking with is…
I quit chewing tobacco, and I hope to maintain that. But for some reason, no matter how many women tell me it’s disgusting, deep down I still think, You love it. You want a real man. It’s ridiculous.
The best thing about women is…
They’re a source of energy in life. I’ve always wanted to be in a war or baseball movie, but the thought of having no women on set for six months — that’s hell. I don’t know if it’s animalistic or what, but men become like peacocks with their feathers up when women are around.
Do you mean that you become a better Bradley?
I don’t know about better — maybe just much more foolish.
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