Babs are not happy with Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga’s remake of “A Star Is Born” from 2018. After celebrating the musical drama, Barbra Streisand is now taking back her praise.
While appearing on the Australian talk show “The Project” to promote her new album, “Release Me 2”, the 79-year-old appeared to be blasting the film for her unoriginal character.
“First, when I heard it had to be done again, it had to be Will Smith and Beyoncé. I thought it’s interesting. Do it really differently again, different kinds of music, integrated actors, I thought it was a good idea, “she said. “So I was surprised when I saw how similar it was in the version I did in 1976.”
The “The Way We Were” actress starred in the ’70s era with Kris Kristofferson. Their film was a remake of the 1954 George Cukor-directed version starring Judy Garland and James Mason.
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“I thought it was the wrong idea, but look, it was a great success, so I can not argue with success, but I do not care as much about success as I do originality,” Streisand continued.
Before Cooper, 46 and Gaga, 35, stepped up their roles as stars in the new film, actors such as Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Christian Bale and Leonardo DiCaprio had been in talks to star.
“A Star Is Born” swept the 2019 awards season, including eight nominations for the 91st Academy Awards. It won Best Original Song for “Shallow” at both the Golden Globe Awards and the Oscars. The song also scored two wins at the Grammys the same year.
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In a 2018 profile written by Variety, Streisand hinted at his best choice for the role of Ally. “I think [Cooper] did a great job with [directing Gaga]. I thought when it should be done [with Beyoncé] it had to be very different and have a multiracial cast, and the music had to be rap. But it’s more like the movie I made, “the” Memories “singer said at the time.
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Around the same time, while Cooper and pop star “Poker Face” were doing promos for their film, they both praised Streisand, especially after New York natives visited the set.
“She gave us a blessing. Everyone was so excited she was there. We just looked at each other and said, ‘Wow. How are we here right now?'” Cooper told Entertainment Weekly while Gaga chimed in, “she was so, so kind. ”