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When irst-time di­rec­tor BRADLEY COOPER hired pop su­per­star LADY GAGA for her irst movie role in the re­make of clas­sic ilm ‘A Star is Born’ both were tak­ing a leap of faith.

Trust, hard work and chem­istry were key to their re-telling of the ro­mance be­tween an ag­ing al­co­holic mu­si­cian and an in­genue who had pre­vi­ously been played by Bar­bra Streisand and Judy Gar­land.

Cooper, 43, who also stars, sings and co-wrote the screen­play as well as some of the mu­sic, said the two had “an ex­plo­sion of chem­istry at the off­set.”

‘A Star is Born ‘tells the story of coun­try singer Jack­son Maine (Cooper), who meets, nur­tures and falls in love with as­pir­ing mu­si­cian Ally (Lady Gaga). As Jack­son deals with ad­dic­tion and tin­ni­tus and his own star wanes, Ally’s ca­reer takes off.

Gaga, 32, said she was hum­bled and grate­ful to be part of the ilm.

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