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“This vulnerability was something he brought out in me.
“If I didn’t have Bradley by my side I never could have done this. He inspired me.”
She said: “I got to live my dream. I’ve always wanted to be an actress.”
The film has already been backed by Streisand, who recently put a new edit of her version on Netflix.
She said: “The story works. It worked in 1937. It worked in 1954. It worked in 1976 and it’s going to work in 2018.
“It’s like Romeo and Juliet. Everyone knows the ending but they like watching how we get there.”