When Lady Gaga assumed the leading role in A star has been born, she took the place of another famous singer and actress turned actress, Barbra Streisand, who previously played the same role as an emerging actress in the 1976 version of the classic romantic drama.
Talking with The New York Times for a profile published on Tuesday, the winner of 10 GRAMMY awards received some words of support for the singer's version of "Million Reasons" about the timeless story, in which she starred with Bradley Cooper.
"I have not seen it finished, Bradley showed me the opening," said Streisand, who acted alongside Kris Kristofferson in the role Cooper played in the recent reimagining. "I was surprised at how similar my version was."
The new take on A star has been born It is the most recent remake of the 1937 classic of the same name, starring Janet Gaynor and Fredric March. The film was remade for the first time by the iconic director George Cukor in 1954, starring Judy Garland and James Mason.
The last filmmaker Frank Pierson directed the Streisand version, while the latest version of the story served as Cooper's directorial debut. And while there were many similarities between the different interpretations, Streisand had many accolades for some of the unique aspects that Cooper managed to add.
"I loved the way he used the drag bar," Streisand reflected, referring to the scene at the beginning of the film, where Cooper's character, the graying country star Jackson Maine, first discovers Gaga's character , the aspiring singer Ally Campana. "I thought that was new and interesting."
"What I've seen from the movie, I really liked it," Streisand added.
The two-time Oscar winner is not the only one who appreciates the taking of Cooper and Gaga in A star has been born – the film currently holds an impressive 90% in Rotten Tomatoes and earned a gross income of 256 million dollars worldwide with a comparable budget of 36 million dollars.
There are also a lot of prizes in the season of games surrounding the couple, with a particular recognition aimed at their vocal performances and fiery chemistry.
Watch the video below for more information about the couple's trip together during the production of A star has been born.
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