Lady Gaga played one of the lead roles in the 2018 movie “A Star Is Born.” The award-winning singer received countless praises for her exemplary performance as Ally.
But according to multiple sources, the “Bad Romance” singer wasn’t the first choice to play the part. Talks about releasing a fourth “A Star Is Born” remake started in 2011, and Beyoncé was attached to the project. But since she was pregnant at that time, production didn’t push through. Prior to her pregnancy announcement, Beyoncé confirmed that she has met with director Clint Eastwood for the movie.
“I didn’t think I would ever get the opportunity to be the star,” Beyoncé said. “I met with Clint and I was so nervous, and I know that this is the biggest opportunity of my life,” she added.
Bradley Cooper, who played the role of Jackson Maine, wasn’t also supposed to play the role. If Beyoncé was cast in the film in 2011, she would have been paired with Christian Bale, Leonardo di Caprio, Tom Cruise or Johnny Depp.
Following the delay, Cooper and Gaga were both cast in “A Star Is Born” as leads. But even then, some people at Warner Bros. needed convincing that Lady Gaga was suited for the part. Producer Bill Gerber revealed that he and Cooper encouraged those that didn’t believe in the singer to give her a chance.
“Bradley believed in her, and Warner’s was generous enough to budget a proper screen test,” Gerber said. “It was unanimous until we did the test, and when they saw it, it took them seconds to say yes,” he added.
“A Star Is Born” was released in October 2018, and it also featured Sam Elliott as Bobby, Dave Chappelle as Noodles, Anthony Ramos as Ramon and more. Gaga earned a Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of Ally.
The film also received a BAFTA Award for Best Film Music, Satellite Award for Best Cinematography and Satellite Award for Best Motion Picture — Comedy or Musical.
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