Actor Bradley Cooper attends the 'A Star Is Born' premiere during the 66th San Sebastian International Film Festival on September 29, 2018 in San Sebastian, Spain.  (Photo by Manuel Romano/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
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Bradley Cooper's Singing Voice Sold Lady Gaga On A Star Is Born
It’s mind-boggling that Lady Gaga was not Bradley Cooper’s original pick for his leading lady in the remake of “A Star Is Born.” Not until he accidentally saw her perform at a cancer benefit did Cooper know Gaga was the one, telling W, “[Gaga] sang 'La Vie en Rose.' I was blown away, like in that old Maxell cassette commercial where the guy's hair is blown back."
Cooper wasted no time in trying to get her onboard with the project and reached out to her agent before driving out to her home to talk with her. Gaga told W, “So when Bradley came over, he immediately felt like a kindred spirit — we ate leftovers on my patio and started singing together. When I heard how soulful his voice was, I knew the movie would work."
It would take a bit more convincing from Warner Bros. Pictures before the studio would agree to her casting, but the rest, as they say, is history. The award-winning remake took the world by storm in part due to the successful chemistry and performances delivered by Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga.