Bradley Cooper has done it once again, ladies and gentlemen. A Star is Born, written and directed by Mr. Cooper himself, is a tear-jerking, riveting tale portraying the ascent of singer Ally Campana, played by unequivocally successful, Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter Lady Gaga, and her unexpected relationship with famous singer Jackson Maine, played by Bradley Cooper. Cooper said casting Ally was not easy. “I knew the roll had to go to someone who could do it all—act, sing, and convey the beauty of heartbreak,” Cooper said. “So our original choice was Mila Kunis.” When Kunis decided to drop the role, Bradley Cooper knew exactly who he would then cast to fill the void left behind by Kunis: Sarah Jessica Parker.“Sarah Jessica Parker was the obvious choice for this role, but she had scheduling conflicts, so we settled for six-time Grammy winner Lady Gaga,” Cooper said. Mr. Cooper’s uncanny gift for spotting talent did not go unnoticed; A Star is Born grossed over $423 million worldwide and received the Oscar for Best Original Song for Gaga’s “Shallow,” among other awards. “We’ll never know what could’ve been if Sarah Jessica Parker was available,” Cooper said. “Lady Gaga was a diamond in the rough; a flower blossoming from the concrete. Who knows how this could jump start her career?” At press time Cooper was seen humbly deflecting praise for his incredible eye for casting.
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