Even the biggest stars in Hollywood get stage fright when it comes to performing live. Bradley Cooper is no exception, admitting during an interview with E! News that he is “terrified” of singing live at the Oscars this year.
The Oscars will mark Lady Gaga and Cooper’s second time performing their hit song “Shallow” from A Star Is Born live in front of an audience. The first live rendition of the song was when Cooper jumped onstage with Gaga to perform at her Enigma concert in Las Vegas late last month, but his stage fright has not completely gone away.
Cooper told E! that even his first time performing live with Gaga was “terrifying” for him and he was praying that “he wouldn’t ruin her show.” “She just crushed it for two hours,” Cooper told E! about the performance. “I thought, ‘Please let me just be on pitch.'”
Fans took no notice of Cooper’s nerves, but instead were delightfully surprised and in a frenzy over the live performance anyways.
BRADLEY COOPER AND LADY GAGA SINGING SHALLOW LIVE??? MY DREAM CAME TRUE??? I’M SCREAMING??? pic.twitter.com/MaeXlu1BID
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Now, Cooper will have to face his fears once again, as he and Gaga are set to perform their A Star Is Born duet at the upcoming 91st Oscars. “I’m sure I’ll be terrified,” he told E! of the upcoming performance.
A Star Is Born entered awards season with plenty of recognition. “Shallow” received an Oscar nomination for best original song, and Lady Gaga and Cooper are both nominated for best actress and best actor. The track has also won awards for best song at the Golden Globes and Critics’ Choice Awards this year.
Along with the film recieving seven nominations, Cooper and Gaga will surely have their moment in the spotlight when they perform on Oscar night.
Watch Cooper’s full interview below: