A Star Is Born is easily one of the most highly-anticipated and well-received films of 2018, solidifying Lady Gaga as a bonafide Hollywood star.
With show-stopping acting, some might wonder what it took to get to that level of vulnerability, and it turns out that director Bradley Cooper used some interesting tactics to get the (no doubt award-winning) performance from Gaga, real name Stefani Germanotta.
Gaga revealed that Cooper actually banned makeup on set, reportedly grabbing a makeup wipe and dragging it down Gaga's face for her screen test, telling her: "Completely open. No artifice."
You won't believe how different Lady Gaga looks in this minimalistic photo
About the bold move, Gaga said:
"It put me right in the place I needed to be, because when my character talks about how ugly she feels — that was real. I’m so insecure. I like to preach, but I don’t always practice what I preach."
Speaking to the , she gives Bradley full credit for her performance.
"I give him full credit for the beauty of this film. He is an incredible visionary. He lifted me up, he made me so comfortable to take off my make-up, to dye my hair back to my normal colour and to be someone I hadn't been for a long a time."
Bradley, in return, told us about how he is now a fully fledged, certified 'Monster' during working with the star.
Bradley Cooper confirms he's officially a certified ‘Monster’ as he fan girls his co-star Lady Gaga
The film was shown at Toronto International Film Festival and received a major standing ovation. Lady Gaga was overcome with emotion as she begged the audience: "Please stop", after adding: "Thank you" and blowing a kiss to the audience and hugging Cooper.
It's really damn emotional, don't you agree?
Here is everything you need to know about what is set to be the film of the year and yes, the Oscars buzz is REAL…
A Star Is Born cast and plot…
The film not only stars everyone’s favourite DILF, Bradley Cooper as seasoned musician Jackson Main, but he directs it, too! Braders discovers struggling artiste, Ally, played by Lady Gaga, and the film traces the ups and downs of their personal and professional relationship. Plot spoiler: it gets juicy as the pair battle each other and their personal demons. Sam Elliot, Anthony Ramos and Bonnie Somerville co-star and comedians Dave Chappelle and Andrew Dice Clay get involved to play Jackson’s BFFs. If that wasn’t enough, there is a cameo from singer, Halsey, too.
2018’S A Star Is Born is actually the fourth remake of the film…
The 2018 version of A Star Is Born is the FOURTH remake of the story. The infamous 1954 musical version, starring Judy Garland, was actually a remake of a 1937 film of the same name starring Janet Gaynor. In 1976, the story was retold again with Barbara Streisand taking centre stage. Janet and Judy were both nominated for an Oscar for their star turns but could it be fourth time lucky for Lady Gaga at the 2019 Oscars? WE ARE PRAYING FOR YOU GAGA.
The trailer opens with Bradley Cooper performing to a packed crowd at Glastonbury – where the actor ACTUALLY performed for the crowds at the 2017 festival and Bradley is great on the vocals and the strings. We have never wanted to be a guitar more. The trailer shows the troubled singer’s up’s and downs and introduces Lady Gaga as you have never seen her before: sans makeup and stripped back. Yes, Queen!
A Star Is Born UK release date…
Brace yourselves, Monsters, A Star Is Born will be released in the UK on October 5th 2018. We will see you in the cinema queue.
Lady Gaga shut down the Venice Film Festival red carpet…
Lady Gaga not only shut down The Venice Film Festival with rave reviews - The Guardian heralded Lady Gaga as, “mesmerizing in Streisand’s shoes,” – she shut down the waterways and red carpet too. Appearing with bombshell blonde waves, Lady Gaga descended on the festival dangling off a gondolier and then took to the red carpet as a literal bird of paradise in Valentino couture. Stun hun.