A Star Is Born Bradley Cooper reveals who almost got

“A Star Is Born”: Bradley Cooper reveals who almost got the lead role

Bradley Cooper delivers the scoop A star Is Born.

• Also read: Bradley Cooper always writes a letter to actors he doesn't hire for his films

“I've been thinking about Adele for a while,” explained the actor-turned-director with 2018's A Star Is Born.

Speaking at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, he revealed what the plot would have been if Adele had been offered the role. “It felt like his career wasn’t great. He's going abroad. He meets this woman, but no – and then it didn’t work out at all,” he said.

Before Lady Gaga was recruited, Beyoncé was set to star, but she had to back out. “She was great,” Bradley Cooper said. We went that route but it didn't work. I remember being very nervous. I had a strange cough when I presented the project to him. »

Seeing Lady Gaga sing “La Vie en Rose” at an anti-cancer gala made all the difference. She accepted the role and was nominated for Best Actress at the 2019 Academy Awards. The film was also nominated for Best Film.

However, Adele, who actually has no experience in the field of cinema, does not close the door to the seventh art. She previously said she was open to acting – but only for a specific role. “There's a movie I want to make, but the guy whose movie it's supposed to be isn't mentally ready to write the script,” she told Vanity Fair last year.