Barbra Streisand recently reiterated critical comments about Bradley Cooper’s 2018 remake A star is bornand said his view of history was the “wrong one.”
“I thought it was the wrong idea,” the 79-year-old icon said in an appearance on Sunday on the Australian talk show. The Sunday project. “Look, it was a great success. I can not argue successfully. But I do not care as much about success as originality. ”
A star is born comes from a 1937 film by David O. Selznick starring Janet Gaynor and Fredric March. Moss Hart adapted it in 1954, starring Judy Garland and James Mason, with a third version, directed by Frank Pierson, released in 1976.
Streisand was, of course, personally invested in A star is born, when she starred alongside Kris Kristofferson in the most recent adaptation prior to Cooper’s.
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The actress and singer continued to remember The Sunday project that when she first heard that the film was getting another remake, “it should be Will Smith and Beyoncé” who would star. (Beyoncé joined around 2011 when Clint Eastwood wanted to lead.)
“I thought… it’s interesting. You know, really do it differently again – a different kind of music, integrated actors. I thought it was a good idea, “said Streisand. “So I was surprised when I saw how similar it was in the version I did in 1976.”
Streisand added that the idea of finding a new approach to classic material proved to be the key in working on her version of the film. “When I did A star is born… Judy Garland was so great at it, I thought, ‘Oh my God, how am I going to do this? “she remembered.” ‘I have to change that. I’m becoming a guitar-playing singer-songwriter, and Kris Kristofferson is already a singer-songwriter, and we want to change the story a little bit.
Warner Bros. ‘2018 A star is born pic plot-wise resembles every version of the film made to date, after a hard-drinking musician (Cooper) who discovers and falls in love with a young singer (Lady Gaga). Cooper also produced and directed the film in his acting debut. The romantic drama raised more than $ 436 million worldwide and won the Oscar for best original song.
Streisand first changed his mind A star is born known around the release of the remake. Check out her appearance The Sunday project over.