5 Cool Things To Know About Lady Gaga's New Movie “A Star Is Born”

Oct 17, 2018 by apost team

'A Star Is Born' is looking like one of the breakout hits of the year and an early front-runner for all the major movie awards. With strong word-of-mouth and the songs from its soundtrack blasting from so many sound-systems, we thought it would be fun for you to be able to be the resident expert about the film among your friends or at work.

Here are 5 things we learned about the film from Lady Gaga's recent Vogue cover story.


Where did Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper first meet?

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper first met on the set of Saturday Night Live over five years ago when she was the musical guest and he was making a cameo appearance. It wasn't until 2016 though, at a cancer benefit where she performed "La Vie En Rose", that he knew that she would be the right person to bring the character of Ally to the screen.

Bradley Cooper was not the first choice as director.

Initially, it was actually Clint Eastwood (veteran and legendary filmmaker and actor) who was signed on to direct the picture. Eventually though, he opted out and the film was up for grabs. When Mr. Eastwood was planning on doing the film, it was Beyonce that was in mind for the role that went on to go to Lady Gaga.

The music is live.

If the concert scenes in the film felt super-real to you, it is because they were. It is not simply movie magic. It is Willie Nelson's son's band backing up Bradley Cooper's character in the film (the band is called Lukas Nelson & The Promise Of The Real) and they actually got on stage four minutes before Willie Nelson performed at the Stagecoach Festival to be filmed performing.

At the Glastonbury Festival, Bradley brought the songs to life in front of 80,000 people. No pressure there!

You may forget about Lady Gaga being in the film.

During filming, Lady Gaga tried to completely immerse herself in the character, so that the moviegoer would forget about her and only see the character Ally. For several, it seems to have worked as Lady Gaga is already on the lips of many as a sure-thing nominee for Best Actress when it comes time for awards season.

Lady Gaga had the torch passed to her in spectacular fashion.

This is not the first iteration of 'A Star Is Born'. It is actually the fourth (fifth, if you count 'What Price, Hollywood?'--a 1932 pre-Code film that introduced the major plot points that the other followed suit with). The first one came out in 1937, starring Julia Gaynor. The second starred Judy Garland in a comeback vehicle for her.

The third starred none other than Barbra Streisand and tends to be the one remembered most by audiences of today (other than the newest one, of course). Barbra actually came and visited Lady Gaga on the set, giving her her blessing for being her successor at bringing this character to the silver screen.

Now that you know so much more about what went into making the film, we know you can't wait to pass this fun facts filled article to others.