Following a fever pitch of critical acclaim across the festival circuit, A Star Is Born has garnered considerable Oscar hype. The film chronicles Ally, a down-on-her-luck singer played by Lady Gaga, and her ascent to pop stardom amid a love affair with troubled country legend Jackson Maine, played by Cooper. It is the third reprise of the original 1937 film, following the first 1954 reboot starring Judy Garland and its 1976 Barbra Streisand-featuring follow-up.
In a Billboard interview earlier this year, Shangela revealed that she would star as Gaga’s “drag mother” in the film -- which was then unannounced. "I’m in drag. I’m kind of Lady Gaga’s drag mother, a bar owner," she told Billboard back in March. "I can’t give much more away than that. But it’s gonna be really fun. It’s not a giant role, but it’s a good role that’s memorable.”
Shangela uploaded a snippet of the press conference and with it, an inspirational message honoring her co-stars.
“I promise you guys that I’m living proof that if you put in the WERQ to be your best, nothing and no one can stop you from achieving your dreams,” Shangela wrote on Instagram. “I was honored to be recommended by the amazingly talented @ladygaga to be a part of the #AStarIsBorn movie, and it was mind blowing to work with and alongside both #BradleyCooper and LG (and also my super fun costar @willam) for the time I’m in the film.”
Check out Shangela's post below: