Lady Gaga has wowed critics with her first starring role on the big screen in A Star Is Born, but Bradley Cooper who has no real musical background to speak of is also being praised for his genuine portrayal of rock star Jackson Maine.
In fact Gaga tells People he’s the only actor who could have played him, adding:
“I think it’s a very difficult role to play if you don’t do your homework and understand the inner workings of the backstage area, the crew, in-ears, monitors, instruments and things like that. You’re at a deficit, but he looked at everything. He wanted to know everything. He was in the studio all the time with us when we were working on the soundtrack. He wrote music for himself for the soundtrack. I watched him be a musician.”
A Star Is Born is out today.
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