To portray a shy up-and-coming singer in A Star Is Born, Lady Gaga had to look to her own experiences, some of which were quite painful. During a conversation with Sky News during the film’s premiere last Thursday, Lady Gaga said that when she first began as a performer, someone advised her to “get a nose job, but I didn’t because I wanted to be who I was.”
According to Gaga, whose real name is Stefani Germanotta, her character in A Star Is Born, Ally, “doesn’t have that,” and she’s not full of the same kind of self-confidence and determination to succeed and break down barriers in the music industry.
As fans of Lady Gaga know, she first broke on to the scene as an artist willing to shock audiences, even wearing a meat dress at the MTV VMA’s in 2010, an act which sparked condemnation from PETA.
In a recently released trailer for A Star Is Born, Lady Gaga’s character makes her insecurities about her appearence more than self-evident.
In the clip, she confesses to Bradley Cooper’s character, Jackson Maine, that “almost every single person has told me they like the way I sounded” not the way she looked.
Regardless, Lady Gaga said that her “vulnerable experience” taught her a lot about the scene, and it also taught her the importance of sticking to her guns against all odds.
As it was previously reported, Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper collaborated in Brad’s directorial debut, A Star Is Born, telling the story of Ally, an aspiring artist.
Bradley penned the script along with Will Fetters and Eric Roth, based on the remake of the 1937 film of the same title. A Star Is Born received critical acclaim, with critics praising Bradley’s cinematography, directing, and Lady Gaga and Cooper’s performances.