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Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper shared a whirlwind of success since the release of A Star is Born this fall that lead to box office triumphs, No. 1 hits, Grammy wins and tons of other award season accolades. Over six months after its release, the duo’s undeniable chemistry and beautiful performances in the film (and on Oscars night) still has fans talking, so why not give them more?
When Star is Born actor/director/writer interview with Ellen DeGeneres, Bradley Cooper was asked if he’d go on tour with his pop superstar friend. Here was his response:
I mean, no. But you know what I thought would be a cool thing to do, maybe one night, is do a live reading of the movie, of the script and sing all the songs as you’re reading the script, like at the Hollywood Bowl or something. That would be cool, right?
Why yes, it would be! The movie gained tons of fans with its release as it made $434 million worldwide and “Shallow” became a chart-topping single. Months later, the song is still in sitting cozy in the Top 20 of Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. Getting a chance to see the pair perform these heart wrenching songs live together and even perform some of the dramatic scenes live in front of an audience would be an incredible experience for fans to witness.
THe Hollywood Bowl does often take iconic movies and play them for audiences and replace the audio with live performances from orchestras or singers depending on the movie. Annually, The Nightmare Before Christmas plays at the venue as Danny Elfman and Catherine O’Hara come on stage to sing Jack and Sally’s parts. The venue has also played the Star Wars and Harry Potter films and replaced the score with a live orchestra playing John Williams’ beautiful score. Maybe this is what Bradley Cooper has in mind for a live Star is Born performance?
The actor debuted his singing talent in the film before taking the stage with Gaga at one of her Vegas shows to sing “Shallow” and wowing audiences at this year’s Oscars highlight – their raw live performance which they meticulously prepared for before winning Best Original Song. So, they’ve certainly proved they’re on-screen performance can be replicated for a live audience.
Check out Bradley Cooper talk about A Star is Born during his recent visit to the The Ellen Show below:
Bradley Cooper sharing his idea unfortunately didn’t garner much of a reaction from the talk show’s audience. Taped shows like this usually tell them when to clap and react so maybe at this specific moment there was a weird miscommunication. If the Star is Born leads did decide to do this, it would certainly take quite a bit of preparation but be the ultimate experience to see the songs performed live for film performed in front of our faces.