Working with Bradley Cooper on A Star Is Born has “changed” Lady Gaga, according to the musician.
Gaga will appear alongside Cooper in the upcoming remake of the classic movie, which is due for release on October 5. She will play Ally, a rising singer-songwriter.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, the star said of working with the Hollywood actor: “It just has changed me. Watching Bradley work was phenomenal and then having him believe in me – it gave me more ammunition to believe in myself and I just feel so blessed to have had that experience.”
She continued: “I think what I learned from Bradley [is] it’s okay to be relentlessly sure of your vision and to go after it with every fibre of your being, and to never stop white gloving what you’re making. Sometimes, as an artist, I second guess myself when I go, ‘Am I pulling the thread? Am I unravelling the whole blanket now? Do I need to stop?’ It’s changed the way that I work today.”
Cooper added that he, too, had learned from teaming up with Gaga on the project. “I think the biggest thing I learned is that sky’s the limit if you find a companion artistically and you have a project,” he said. “There is no dream too big. What people can do together is so much more powerful than what they can do by themselves.”
The actor also discussed his decision to shoot scenes for the movie onstage at festivals including Coachella and Glastonbury. “I never wanted to be in the crowd,” he said. “I always wanted the audience to feel what it would be like if you were the person performing.”
As well as starring in the film as Jackson Maine, a rock star struggling with alcoholism, Cooper also directed A Star Is Born and co-wrote the script with Eric Roth and Will Fetters.
The first trailer for the remake was released earlier this year. Gaga has written original music for the soundtrack with Cooper, Mark Ronson and more.