Bradley Cooper has joked that he and Ryan Gosling had “Sexiest Man Alive matches” at lunch when they worked together.
Bradley received the title from People magazine in 2011, but at the time many people thought it should have gone to Ryan. Women the world over made their feelings known, with Bradley in no doubt he was deemed a suspect choice.
The two hunks appear together in The Place Beyond the Pines, where Bradley has teased they took their constant comparison into their own hands.
“It was treacherous,” he told more! magazine, when asked what working with Ryan was like. “We had Sexiest Man Alive matches every lunchtime. Who walked most sexily, who ate lunch most sexily, who opened doors most sexily. He won every time.”
Bradley initially thought it was a joke when he heard he been dubbed the Sexiest Man Alive. He thought about turning down the honour as he knew people wouldn’t agree with the decision, but eventually went with it.
“Every time somebody mentions it to me, I record them and play the conversation back when I get up in the morning just to remind myself,” he deadpanned. “No, I don’t really think about it much because it’s nothing to do with me, it’s just a thing that [was] here one minute, gone the next. And it’s not like I walk down the street and people yell at me, ‘Here comes [2011’s] Sexiest Man Alive!’”
Channing Tatum received the 2012 title earlier this month.