In the new issue of Attitude, out today, we grab a hotel room in the heart of London (the Andaz in Liverpool Street) and kick back with media mogul, talk show host and self-confessed 'Daddy' Andy Cohen. The Bravo network honcho, host of Watch What Happens Live and creator of the Real Housewives franchise is in fine form - here's a taste of the full interview:
Do you think there’s ageism in the gay community?
I do, although... I don’t know, because I think people like a daddy a little bit.
Are you a daddy?
I might be. Yeah, I think I am. [laughs] I’ve got no problem with it.
You're always someone's type in the gay community, aren't you?
Yeah, you are. Look, it’s a cruel little pond we all swim in, but everyone has a type. Some gay people like really skinny guys, some people like twinks, some people like bears, fat guys. There’s something for everyone.
You and Anderson Cooper are one and the same in that respect.
What? We’re both daddies? We’re both silver guys? We are! He’s my good mate. We have a great time. He and I are going on tour together, starting this month, in Boston. We travel extensively together actually. We’re doing a speaking tour soon. But yes, we’re both daddies.
Who gets more attention, you or him?
Well when he takes his hat off, it looks like he’s Katniss Everdeen, girl on fire, because his hair is so silver. He is very hard to miss.
You’re very well put together now, but I’ve seen some old pictures with little afros, long curly hair...
I know, terrible. I thought I looked good!
Do you feel you’ve got better looking with age?
I think I look better now than I ever did, thankfully. I’d rather have it be that than the opposite. I can’t believe what I looked like when I look at old pictures. Yeah, I looked pretty bad. Now I have great suits, I love my suits, that’s my style. You gotta keep it tight if you’re on TV every night!
Read our full six-page feature with Andy in our new issue, out in shops today. Also in this issue:
· Will Young speaks out about inadequate politicians, lack of gay sex education in schools and dating,
· Cover guy Freddie Highmore talks about his transition from child star to anti-hero heart throb,
· Colin Farrell’s brother Eamonn talks about his brother’s support for the upcoming Irish equal marriage referendum,
· In a bumper Eurovision special feature, Former Eurovision presenter Sarah Cawood says the UK should follow Sweden’s lead when entering the competition.
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