Unlike the character he plays in The Hangover Part II, actor Bradley Cooper has an excellent memory, even when it comes to a gay sex scene he filmed a decade ago, according to a profile in Esquire magazine.
Cooper made his first feature film appearance in the 2001 ensemble comedy Wet Hot American Summer and had a sex scene with comic actor Michael Ian Black in a sports shed.
"I remember saying,'What if we wear tube socks, and I'll go up on the wall, and you'll come from behind me,'" Cooper recalls. "And I said in the scene, 'Say my name,' and Michael says, 'Ben!' And I say, 'No! Say my Christian name,' and he whispers, 'Benjamin,' and that's when I came."
Cooper spoke with The Advocate about the scene in 2009. Asked whether he had any reservations about the role, Cooper replied, "Maybe for 10 minutes I thought, Is this the first thing I should do? But I'm pretty fearless. The joy of acting is getting to do outlandish things or putting yourself in unusual situations. You have this serious, beautiful sex scene between two men in the middle of this crazy comedy, and I just thought that was great. As long as the story is exciting, I'll do anything."