Barbara Walters sat down with handsome actor Bradley Cooper as part of her 10 Most Fascinating People of 2015 and did what any seasoned, respectable female journalist would do: shamelessly hit on him repeatedly. The result, as you might imagine, is icky af, not because Walters is a woman of a certain age and Cooper is a super hunk in his prime, but because many of us grew up watching Walters and it’s basically like watching your sweet, reserved aunt hit on the hot guy in your high school. That is to say it’s sad, embarrassing and just plain wrong.
It’s one thing to objectively comment on the actor’s appearance – he’s a good looking fella, anyone with eyeballs can point that out – but Walters takes it a billion times further and boy I wish she didn’t.
“I could just sit and stare at you but that would take too much time,” she says. Pretty shameless, right? But wait, here it comes…
“But I find you very screwable.”
Screwable?! Oh god Barbara, why!
And if you’re not already throwing acid in your eyes or reaching for the Men in Black memory eraser, I regret to inform you that there is more.
Later in the ickiest interview ever, Walters once again turns to the topic of Cooper’s sheer fuckability, asking if he knows just how damn fine he is. But before he answers, she would like to make it perfectly clear where she stands on the subject. “I think you’re handsome, I think you’re sexy.”
Tune in to Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2015 to find out who else Barbara Walters wants to fuck.