Bradley Cooper is setting the record straight on who he isn’t dating.
In an interview on The Howard Stern Show Wednesday, the Burnt actor assured the host that despite getting close to Jennifer Lawrence while working on three films together, the two have maintained a platonic relationship.
When Stern asked Cooper, 40, if the two were ever going to sleep together, he quickly replied: “Never.”
Stern also asked if Lawrence’s age (25) had anything to do with it – as Cooper had previously stated – but he clarified that their 15-year age gap wasn’t an issue.
Instead, the reason is simple: they are simply too good of friends.
“It just didn’t happen,” he said. “It’s not the way we are together.”
“I don’t know how Hollywood works, but I’m pretty sure that I’m dating Bradley Cooper,” Schumer joked after telling a story about hanging out with the actor at the Time 100 Gala. She explained that every time she would get up to leave, he would ask her to stay. So of course that meant they were dating.
When Stern pressed the actor – who is currently linked to model Irina Shayk – on his thoughts about the bit, he said he loved it because it was all a joke. Calling Schumer’s performance “amazing,” Cooper admitted that he watched the monologue after his publicist alerted him to it.
But he said their relationship is in fact platonic, and that the bit was all in the name of comedy: “[Schumer’s] very attractive,” said Cooper. “She wasn’t [hitting on me] either.”
Cooper also recalled the first time they met, when Schumer, 34, yelled his name across the carpet at the MTV Movie Awards, calling it an “awkward exchange.”
“It was like, ‘Who is this person screaming at me?’ ” he said.
The next time her saw her at the Time 100 event, he wanted to make up for their bad first impression. But in the end, he was the one who ended up feeling like he was getting a little creepy.
“All that stuff of her getting called and me saying no, no, no – that really happened. I thought I was getting a little creepy because I was making her stay,” he admitted.