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It was a whirlwind Awards Season, as 2018's top movies competed for various accolades from the filmmaking community. One of the projects that picked up a ton of nominations was Bradley Cooper's directorial debut, A Star Is Born. The musical drama was a massive success, earning money at the box office, topping the music charts, and earning a whopping eight Academy Award nominations-- even earning one. It was also a breakthrough for Lady Gaga, who became a bonafide leading lady.
Lady Gaga got a ton of positive attention and nominations for playing unknown singer Ally, and it should be fascinating to see how her acting career continues on. But a new rumor indicates she's having a hard time letting go of Ally Maine, after living as the character during filming and press for A Star Is Born. This report indicates the singer/actress is still a well of emotion, and is therefore struggling to leave her Oscar nominated role behind her.
This rumor comes via Us Magazine, which also reported on the "insane chemistry" that Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper share on the screen and stage. While that connection is no doubt what helped bring Jackson and Ally's love story to life in A Star Is Born, it also fueled the fire of the rumor mills. And that fire got considerably larger after the duo performed the film's anthem "Shallow" during the Oscars.
Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga walked from the audience directly onto the Academy Awards stage, and belted out "Shallow" for the audience, breaking the internet in the process. The chemistry between the two was palpable, and it even looked like they might kiss when sharing a microphone. Rumors began swirling about the two's personal lives, although Gaga put the to rest on a Jimmy Kimmel Live! appearance.
Social media, quite frankly, is the toilet of the internet. And what it has done to pop culture is just abysmal. Yes, people saw love and guess what? That’s what we wanted you to see. This is a love song, 'Shallow'. A Star Is Born is a love story.
That seemed to put the story to bed, or at least it was Lady Gaga's attempt to do so. Because now more rumors are circulating about Gaga and her A Star Is Born director/co-star. And once again, it relates to the chemistry shared between the two professionals. While Bradley Cooper has had a long acting career, it's still the early stages for Gaga. As such, the reports indicate that she's having a harder time letting go of Ally, after spending so much time with her. And that includes the character's love for her fictional husband Jackson.
A Star Is Born is available for home purchase now. Be sure to check out our 2019 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.