Anderson Cooper Does Not Like Being A Silver Fox: “It’s Not My Thing”

The CNN anchor says if he had a choice, he'd forever remain a brunette.

The world knows Anderson Cooper as a sexy silver fox but that doesn’t mean he approves!

The 49-year-old CNN anchor was behind the hosting table with his famous BFF Kelly Ripa on Live with Kelly this morning, where he revealed the truth about what he thinks of his sexy silver locks — they’re “a little too much.”

“I don’t really like my gray hair. I wish I still had brown hair. It’s not my thing,” said Cooper. “If I could, I would probably color my hair, but I couldn’t imagine sitting in a salon with tin foil in my hair reading old issues of Rosie for hours. At this point it’s too late — the cow has left the barn.”

Ripa interjected, yelling “but you’re the silver fox! Silver is your signature color — you were born to be silver.”

She went on to show several pictures of a young Anderson with dark hair:

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Comparing himself to a White Walker from Game of Thrones “with the paleness,” Cooper joked, “As soon as the White Walkers came on Game of Thrones, I’m like, ’Hmmm, I’m related to them.'”

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 02:  Television host Andy Cohen (L) and journalist Anderson Cooper attend Elton John AIDS Foundation's 14th Annual An Enduring Vision Benefit at Cipriani Wall Street on November 2, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage)
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He added: “Andy Cohen makes fun of me, and says it’s like, Katniss Everdeen’s ‘hair on fire.’ I don’t blend in a crowd very well. People used to say to me I’m prematurely gray, but that doesn’t happen anymore. I’ve caught up with myself.”

Check out the full interview below. Anderson’s hair talk stars at the two minute mark:

Matthew Tharrett is a writer, filmmaker, and above all else, a Britney fan. He once shared a milkshake with Selena Gomez.