Lady Gaga, making her debut as a movie actress in ‘A Star is Born’, said on Sunday she was humbled by the role, calling herself ‘just a girl from New York who couldn’t get an audition.’
Gaga, the ‘Born This Way’ singer best known for her flamboyant stunts on stage, plays an aspiring singer in the third remake of the romance between an aging star and a newcomer.
‘I’ve always wanted to be an actress and this is more than I ever imagined,’ she told reporters on the red carpet at the Toronto Film Festival on Sunday. ‘I am just so honored and grateful and humbled.’
Gaga insisted that all the songs in ‘A Star is Born’ were performed live, including those by her co-star Bradley Cooper, a novice musician.
‘Singing live, there really was no question,’ Cooper, who also directed the film, told a news conference earlier on Sunday.
‘When we first met, Stefani was very adamant about it,’ said Cooper, referring to Lady Gaga by her real name, Stefani Germanotta.
‘A Star is Born’ tells the story of country music singer Jackson Maine (Cooper), who meets, nurtures and falls in love with aspiring musician Ally (Lady Gaga). As Jackson deals with addiction and tinnitus and his own star wanes, Ally’s career takes off.