Bradley Cooper covers the May issue of Details magazine where he opens up about his mother and living with her since his father Charles, passed away after a long battle with cancer in January 2011.
"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 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."
And on becoming a dad himself someday:
"I really hope I have that experience in my life. I saw how much joy fatherhood gave my own dad. So I hope it's part of my journey. You go through stages in your life, and fatherhood seems like a natural stage."
And on life?
"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. I just don't sweat the sh-t. The small stuff. My mind is just less busy now," he said.
"I used to think, 'Oh, my God. I don't want to make anyone not like me. I don't want to ruffle any feathers.' Now it's like, 'I'm just going to be myself and trust that. And I'm enjoying life more."
His next project is another David O'Russell film titled, American Hustle.
Read the whole interview after the jump.