‘I wasn’t sure she was right for it’: Clint Eastwood on Lady Gaga in ‘A Star is Born’

Gaga’s performance as Ally Maine has been singled out by plenty of critics

Clint Eastwood has revealed that he had doubts over Lady Gaga‘s casting in ‘A Star is Born‘, saying “I wasn’t sure she was right for it”.

Clint Eastwood was originally connected to the film before Bradley Cooper decided to direct. ‘A Star is Born’ was recently nominated in four categories at the prestigious Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Talking to ExtraTV, the legendary actor and director said: “I thought he [Cooper] did a great job. A lot of things that I wasn’t sure about… like he wanted [Lady Gaga]… I wasn’t sure she was right for it, but I think she is stunning in it.”

‘A Star Is Born’ has been richly acclaimed since its release back in October, with Gaga’s performance as Ally Maine being singled out by plenty of critics and film fans alike as being worthy of the highest praise.

The film has been recognised by multiple prize-giving associations in the past few weeks, including the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, the Golden Globe Awards and the Grammys.

Last week, Madonna took aim at Lady Gaga, suggesting that the singer and actor ripped off one of her quotes during the film’s press tour.

In October, fans picked up on Gaga repeatedly using the same quote as she discussed working with co-star Bradley Cooper on the hit remake. “There can be 100 people in a room and 99 of them don’t believe in you, but all it takes is one and it just changes your whole life…” she was heard saying in multiple interviews.

Now, the Queen of Pop – who once labelled Gaga as “reductive” – has suggested that the ‘Poker Face’ artist lifted the line from one of her own 1980s interviews.

Madge posted the vintage clip to her Instagram story, in which she says: “If there are 100 people in a room and 99 say they liked it, I only remember the one person who didn’t.”