These days, filmgoers know Bradley Cooper as the sex-symbol star of such films as “Silver Linings Playbook” and “The Hangover” trilogy, but once upon a time he was an 18-year-old intern at a newspaper who wondered if it was possible to have sex with his female best friend without wrecking the friendship.
Not only did Cooper find an answer to his question, he also wrote an article about it — which has been unearthed 25 years later by Tommy Rowan, a news features writer at the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Cooper was working as an intern for the Philadelphia Daily News in 1993 when he wrote the article — with the headline “When best friends cross the line” — for the newspaper.
In the article, Cooper wrote about how he and best friend Deborah Landes decided to “take that step over the platonic line” and managed to survive with their friendship intact — “so far.”
“There has always been an underlying attraction between the two of us; however, it was never confronted until this year,” wrote Cooper. “Before, we could never fathom the idea of being more than just friends, especially because she was involved in a relationship with a friend of mine. After they broke up, things began to change.”
While he admitted that he initially thought that dating Landes would be “weird,” Cooper admitted he was “amazed at how everything just sort of flows. It is very relaxed between us.”
You can read Cooper’s article in its entirety below: