Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper Cover 'Entertainment Weekly,' Talk 'A Star Is Born' Remake in Joint Interview
It has now been two years since Lady Gaga signed on to co-star in the Bradley Cooper-directed A Star Is Born remake in August of 2016. After months of filming and an official trailer release in June, the film's release is now less than a month away (Aug. 5).
The two co-stars, 32-year-old Gaga and 43-year-old Cooper, cover this week's edition of Entertainment Weekly, and talk about their experiences in being involved in the project. Cooper opened up about re-opening the idea of the film remake after several failed attempts, and the doubt that he endured from friends and family whom thought that the project was a risky move.
"I had a lot of people tell me, 'Please don't do this' -- people I respect and who care about me," the movie star revealed. "I just knew this could be the end of everything if it doesn't work. It's like, ‘Who’s this guy making the fourth [version] of this movie? Shut up already.’ But I still could not deny what I felt deep down, and that’s why it was this movie. It sort of ignited something in me," Cooper said in a joint sit-down interview with Gaga.
For popstar Gaga, the movie "changed" her, and gave her a new sense of creative confidence. "Watching Bradley work was phenomenal and then having him believe in me -- it gave me more ammunition to believe in myself and I just feel so blessed to have had this experience," the "Bad Romance" singer commented.
Gaga will have a busy fall, between promoting the film and preparing for her upcoming Vegas residency, announced this week. A Star Is Born will be in theaters September 5, and will premiere at the Venice Film Festival on Aug. 31.
Check out the full interview here and the cover below.