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Bradley Cooper shatters rumors that things got romantic between him and Lady Gaga.
The couple played famously opposite each other in the 2018 film A star is born. Their intimate duet of the song “Shallow” at the 2019 Academy Awards had fans convinced that the stars could have feelings for each other in real life.
In Gaga’s new cover story for The Hollywood Reporter, Cooper, 46, clarifies that it was all just them who stayed in character to calm his nerves while singing live at the awards ceremony.
“Just from a personal point of view, it reduces the level of anxiety,” he said of acting during the duet on stage. “They kind of fall in love with that scene in the movie. It’s the explosive moment that happens to them on a stage in front of thousands of people … It would have been so weird if we both stood on a stool in front of the audience. . “
Elsewhere in THR history, praised Cooper Gaga’s work in A star is born, which he also instructed.
“She’s just so terribly charismatic and beautiful. When I met her, I thought, ‘if I can just take advantage of it … then it’s just for me to mess up.’ But then, when we started working together, I realized, ‘Oh, oh, the sky is the limit in terms of what she’s capable of and her level of commitment,’ he said.
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Back in November 2019, Gaga also burst the fans bubble, explaining that the Oscar performance was in fact “an achievement”. When Oprah Winfrey asked Gaga about it for a conversation with SHE magazine at the time, Gaga openly replied that she thinks “the press is very silly” in terms of the headline-grabbing moment.
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“I mean, we made a love story. For me, as a performer and actress, of course we wanted people to think we were in love,” she said. “And we wanted people to feel that love at the Oscars. We wanted it to go straight through the lens of that camera and to every television it was watched. And we worked hard on it. We worked in for days. “
“It was orchestrated as a performance,” it said House of Gucci star said, adding, “Truly, when we talked about it, we said, ‘Well, I think we did a good job!'”