Since Bradley Cooper and Abbie Cornish play a couple in Limitless, they’re covering Marie Claire‘s April couple issue and chat about intimacy with strangers and first dates!
Bradley and Abbie didn’t know each other very well before playing boyfriend and girlfriend in Limitless, but their first day of filming cured that!
“The first scene we shot together was probably the most difficult in the movie. Eddie’s at his lowest in terms of getting off the drug, and Abbie and I had only just met the day before, so it was like, Bam! I’m falling all over her, and she’s cradling me,” Bradley explains to Marie Claire. “I think we were able to bond because all we really had was each other in that experience.”
“We were in this tiny, little office and there are a hundred people you don’t know and the hallway is, like, thisbig, so you’re literally bumping into everyone, saying excuse me,” Abbie adds.
“We’re rehearsing this emotional scene, and everybody’s all around,” Bradley explains and Abbie admits, “It’s one way to get to know someone pretty fast.”
And Bradley and Abbie also shared their memories of the first date they ever went on.
“I believe mine was under the modular buildings in primary school. In year one or two, when I was 6 or 7. I remember crawling along the ground and meeting the boy there; it was dark, and we were nestled in the dirt,” Abbie shares. “There were no kisses, a lot of silence. I think he may have pinched me … then the school bell rang.”
“The first date I ever went on was in Ocean City, New Jersey,” Bradley says. “I was 13, and I took this girl I knew to a seafood restaurant on the boardwalk and ordered clams on the half shell — not really a great first-date meal. I was dressed like such a dork, plus it’s not very appealing to watch your date suck down 24 raw clams on a hot summer night, but that’s how I laid it on.”
And what’s the key to a happy relationship?
Abbie says, “A love for one’s self, trust, communication, compassion, intimacy, giggles … and the occasional tickle fight.”
Take a look inside Bradley and Abbie’s bags below!