Barbra Streisand: Bradley Cooper’s ‘A Star Is Born’ Was ‘the Wrong Idea’ and Not Original Enough
Bradley Cooper told Entertainment Weekly in August 2018 that Barbra Streisand visited the set of his feature directorial debut “A Star Is Born” and gave her blessing to the film’s cast and crew.
Streisand starred opposite Kris Kristofferson in the 1976 “A Star Is Born” movie.
Cooper said at the time, “She gave us a blessing.
Everybody was so excited she was there.
We just looked at each other and were like, ‘Wow.
How are we here right now?’” Cooper’s co-star Lady Gaga added of Streisand, “She was so, so kind.”Skip ahead three years and Streisand is getting a bit more honest about Cooper’s “A Star Is Born” remake, which grossed $436 million worldwide and was nominated for eight Academy Awards.
During an interview on the Australian talk series “The Sunday Project” (via Entertainment Weekly), Streisand shaded Cooper’s “A Star Is Born” for being too similar to her own 1976 version.
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