Fatherhood has helped Bradley Cooper become more "present" in his life.
The A Star Is Born actor and director welcomed his first child, a daughter named Lea de Seine Shayk Cooper, with longtime love Irina Shayk in March 2017. "They are both extremely thrilled and feel so blessed," an insider shared with E! News shortly after model Shayk gave birth to the couple's baby girl. Now Cooper, 43, has a new baby in his life, his first directing project, A Star Is Born. As the movie's release date approaches, Cooper is opening up about this new chapter and how fatherhood has changed his outlook on life.
"Well, I've been opened up to a world of children's music, that's for sure," Cooper said during an interview on NPR Friday. "I spent about 15 years going from movie to movie to movie. And then I hit 39 and I stopped and I said, 'What do I really want to do?' I want to tell Joseph Merrick's story in The Elephant Man. So I did that for a year."