Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper recently appeared on the cover of The Daily Telegraph’s “Review” magazine with a special 4-page cover story. During this interview, the two discussed how making A Star is Born was a risky career move .
Bradley said: “There are certain projects where you can go, ‘It didn’t work out, but it’s OK’.
“And there are others where it’s like, ‘Actually, that wasn’t OK, and I took about five steps back.’ This was one of those. If it didn’t work, we both knew it was going to affect our careers.”
Gaga agreed: “Things could have turned a bad corner.”
He told the Sunday Telegraph magazine: “If I had been thinking about this like a corporation, there would have been a big meeting after I finished ‘American Sniper’.
“And we’d all be like, ‘OK, this is now our shot at the prime time, and we don’t know how long it’s going to last.’
“And we would not have then decided to do a play and then make ‘A Star Is Born’ for the fourth time. It makes no sense.”
He said: “[I remember] suddenly having this specific point of view deep inside me about what this love story was. And I know it sounds sophomoric, but I would only know how to tell a story if I had a point of view.
“Some people said maybe I should direct a commercial, or a pilot for a TV show, but that would have scared the daylights out of me.”