Dealing with questions about death when it comes to kids is tough. However, Bradley Cooper handled it as best he could with his daughter Lea.
Explaining heavy concepts like death, life after death, adulthood, emotions and so on to children can be difficult. Young minds, as naive and inexperienced as they are, need a subtle and gentler approach to certain topics. Parents often share the responsibility of explaining such things to their children using unique methods. The stunning and handsome Bradley Cooper shared in a YouTube video by Variety, how he explained the idea of death to his 6-year-old daughter when she inquired about the same. In an “Actors on Actors” conversation with Emma Stone, Cooper revealed the interesting conversation he had.
The “A Star is Born” actor shares a 6-year-old daughter, Lea, with former partner Irina Shayk. In his conversation with Emma Stone, Cooper was talking about Google and Wikipedia and the pros and cons in a hysterical way. Cooper then recalled that his daughter asked him about death. However, there’s a twist. After Cooper’s response, little Lea had a hilarious response. “I was with my daughter the other day and she asked me, ‘What happens after you die?’” Cooper said. The confused star mentioned that he always tells his daughter the truth and so replied, “I don’t know.” His little, intrigued daughter then asked, “Doesn’t Google know?”
Knowing the straightforward nature and tendencies of fake information that the internet is capable of, Cooper was taken aback by his daughter’s inquisitive mind. “Did you look it up?” Stone asked. The star then revealed that he chose not to look up the information. “I was like, ‘Maybe,’” he said. Cooper further mentioned that he was getting ice cream with Lea and chose not to give in to using his phone and getting into the whole hullabaloo at such a young age. He also said, “I don’t use my phone around my daughter.”
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Cooper dealt with the situation quite charmingly, given that such topics require detailed time and understanding, especially while explaining them to kids. Cooper practices co-parenting with his ex-partner and ensures that he is present and involved with his daughter. Right from not using his phone around her to showing up for his daughter. Showing up for one’s child is the most important expression of love and the key to fruitful parenting. The dad went out of his way to show up for his 6-year-old’s graduation, per Deadline.
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The actor who was shooting for the film "Maestro,” which he himself directed, shared that he scheduled his shoots as per a time and place that would match his daughter’s schedule. On Lea’s graduation, they were shooting nearby, and Cooper, who stars as Lenny, the protagonist in the movie, was running behind schedule. The actor went to his daughter’s graduation in all his attire and makeup as Lenny. “But we were still shooting. So, I attended her graduation in full make-up as Lenny,” Cooper said. The role of Lenny is quite vintage and a one-of-a-kind display. Even then, Cooper showed up. He added, “Some of the mothers must have thought, ‘Who is that guy?’ Seriously. It was Lenny. Full Lenny. It was crazy.”