Lady Gaga Can Only Watch The First Half Of A Star Is Born

Ally watching Jackson in concert

While the ceremony wont' arrive until late February, moviegoers and cinephiles and moviegoers alike are already thinking about the Academy Awards. Awards season is in full bloom, with plenty of projects coming to theaters that are expected to pick up major nominations. The first of these projects is Bradley Cooper's directorial debut A Star Is Born, which has already accrued a number of Golden Globe noms.

Pop star Lady Gaga makes her leading lady debut in A Star Is Born, playing unknown singer Ally, and slipping away from her costumes and real-life fame for the project. Gaga has been very open about her process of acting and singing in the drama, and recently revealed she can't get through the second half of A Star Is Born. Mostly because she loves Bradley Cooper's character Jackson Maine so much. As she tells it,

You know, I snuck in to see the movie, but I can only watch the first half. And then I have to pull myself away from it. I'm still too much inside the character, and I'm still so connected to Jackson in a way that is all-consuming. I'd be lying to you if I said I can stay and watch the whole thing. Some of my favorite scenes exist in the end, but on a visceral level, I have to pull away from it. I know I'll get past that and I'm excited for when I'll be able to watch it all the way through again.

It looks like Lady Gaga still hasn't let go of her character Ally from A Star Is Born. As such, seeing Ally's one true love and husband onscreen elicits a strong reaction from the "Poker Face" singer. So she's sticking to the warm and fuzzy parts about the movie... at least, for now.

Lady Gaga's comments toThe L.A. Times show how connected she still is to her Star Is Born role. While certain movie fans will roll their eyes at hardcore method acting a la Jared Leto in Suicide Squad, some characters are easier to let go than others. And considering Lady Gaga also worked so intimately on the flow of the project and its music, she's understandably changed from the experience of her leading lady debut.

Considering Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga's multifaceted roles in A Star Is Born, the duo are strong contenders to snatch a few trophies throughout Awards Season. The Golden Globes have already recognized the movie, which is competing in the drama categories rather than musical.

Reception for the latest A Star Is Born remake has been extremely high since it first debuted at Cannes this year, although there are plenty of Oscar-bait movies coming down the pipeline before ceremonies begin dishing out awards.

CinemaBlend will keep you updated on all things A Star Is Born, especially regarding the movie's award nominations. In the meantime, check out our 2019 release list to plan your trips to the movies in the New Year.

Corey Chichizola
Movies Editor

Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBlend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his favorite actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.