Bradley Cooper told Vogue that Lady Gaga helped him prepare for “A Star Is Born.”
He said she gave him the confidence to sing and play instruments in the movie.
Gaga told Vogue that she was impressed by his voice from the moment she first heard him.
Bradley Cooper credits Lady Gaga with helping him musically prepare for “A Star Is Born.”
The 43-year-old actor told Vogue that he learned guitar, practiced with a vocal coach and a piano teacher for over a year, and wrote three songs for the movie “because of Gaga.”
“She really gave me the confidence,” he said.
Cooper plays rock star Jackson Maine in the musical drama, which he also directed, and all the music in the movie was shot live.
Gaga, 32, told Vogue that she was impressed the first time she heard Cooper sing.
“He sings from his gut, from the nectar,” she said. “I knew instantly: This guy could play a rock star. And I don’t think there are a lot of people in Hollywood who can. That was the moment I knew this film could be something truly special.”
The two met at Gaga’s home to discuss the movie and the role Cooper had in mind for the singer. Cooper asked if the two could sing together.
“She was kind of laughing at me that I would be suggesting this, but I said, ‘The truth is, it’s only going to work if we can sing together,'” Cooper said.
He chose the old folk song “Midnight Special,” so she printed out the sheet music and he pulled the lyrics up on his phone. Gaga said she stopped playing the piano in shock and told Cooper that he had a “tremendous voice.” …read more
Source:: Business Insider