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.