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The ti­tle of this fourth ver­sion of the clas­sic show­biz tale may prove prophetic: Lady Gaga is said to give a star-mak­ing per­for­mance as the un­known dis­cov­ered by a griz­zled coun­try singer (Bradley Cooper, who also di­rected the film). “She was there to act, she wasn’t there to per­form,” Sam El­liott, who plays her man­ager, tells Closer. “The won­der­ful thing is she gets to do both.” De­spite her larger-than-life rep­u­ta­tion, Gaga wasn’t a diva on the set. “She’s one of the big­gest pop stars in the world, but she’s a real per­son,” says Sam. “A lovely, very smart per­son.” The ad­mi­ra­tion is mu­tual. “Sam is so in­cred­i­ble,” Gaga gushes to Closer. “He has a huge heart, and I loved work­ing with him.” As for Bradley, “He’s the rea­son I wanted to make this film,” says Gaga. “From the mo­ment he came to my home and we locked eyes, I felt an in­stant con­nec­tion.” Con­cludes Bradley, “It was the most ar­tis­ti­cally ful­fill­ing ex­pe­ri­ence I’ve ever had.” [R]

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