Lady Gaga is set to make her big screen debut in A Star Is Born, but it’s a far cry from how the singer’s legions of ‘Little Monsters’ are used to seeing her.
The multiplatinum-selling singer-songwriter takes centre stage alongside Bradley Cooper, and she looks totally unrecognisable.
Long gone are her platinum blonde locks and outlandish outfits. Remember the infamous meat dress circa the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards?
She’s traded that in for a more muted look in this oft-told story of a bad romance that shows love can conquer many things… except fame and envy.
Gaga – real name Stefani Germanotta – celebrated the trailer’s release on Instagram, with an impassioned message, “I can’t wait for people to see this authentic, epic, beautiful love story”.
Originally brought to the screen as a cautionary Hollywood tale in 1937, A Star Is Born acquired a musical edge with the 1954 remake starring Judy Garland and James Mason.
Twenty-two years later, Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson took the story into the rock arena, and now Bradley Cooper (who also directed the new film) is giving it a country twang.
A just-released trailer for the film, which opens in cinemas October 5, is filled with original music sung by its two stars, suggesting that the film won’t just be up for multiple Oscars but a ton of Grammys as well.
Originally slated for a May 2018 release, the movie’s debut was pushed back to October.
With the premiere of the trailer, Twitter is already generating Oscar buzz, with viewers particularly going gaga for Gaga, even though she doesn’t burst into song until midway through the two-and-a-half-minute trailer.
Me after watching Gaga in that first trailer for A Star Is Born. The vocals. The production. Her MIND pic.twitter.com/PldGc0CDAV
— Alex (@alex_malloyy) June 6, 2018
GAGA IS SO BEAUTIFUL IN A STAR IS BORN. I WANNA CRY ABOUT IT
— ham sand witch (@youngkalesalad) June 6, 2018
A star is born [this way]
— Ina Garten fan blog (@whaeeeeeeeeeeet) June 6, 2018
We’re so excited to see the movie, we’re not even going to try to keep a poker face.
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