Bradley Cooper Hurt Lady Gaga’s Feelings During The Filming Of ‘A Star Is Born’

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Cooper spoke out about the improvised line that “devastated” Gaga

During the filming of A Star Is Born, while in the heat of the moment, Bradley Cooper dished out an improvised line that hurt co-star Lady Gaga's feelings in real life.

The actor-director talked about the incident in an interview with News.Au and said that the moment took place as Cooper's character Jackson drunkenly insults Gaga's character, Ally, as she is taking a bath. It wasn't in the script, but during one final take, Jackson called Ally "ugly." This isn't the first time we heard about this. Gaga also talked about the incident and told The Independent that the devastation on her face in the scene is real.

When asked about the comment by News.Au, Cooper said it wasn't an intentional move to prompt a reaction out of her: "I remember we had done two takes and I felt very good about the scene, but, like most of the days, I just felt like we have to mine everything possible, so we just did one more." 

"That wasn’t an actor trying to get something out of another actor,” he added. “That was two characters." The actor pointed out that, though it wasn't planned, it was in line with a previous scripted exchange. “What Jackson does to her in that moment is go to the most vulnerable place. That’s what she shared with him early on at the cop bar (that she felt ugly), so it’s to story."

He went on to say that the comment "never felt like a violation," because of their closeness. Cooper said, throughout filming, the two felt "safe together acting."

Previously, Lady Gaga told LA Times that she found her character's feelings of ugliness to be relatable: "I’m so insecure. I like to preach, but I don’t always practice what I preach."

A Star Is Born hit theaters last Friday, October 5. 

Cara Delevingne, Ashley Benson, and Agyness Deyn also star

Elisabeth Moss is trying to keep it together as punk rock artist Becky Something in the trailer for forthcoming movie Her Smell. She's surrounded by iconic faces who make up her band Something She, Gayle Rankin as Ali van der Wolff and Agyness Deyn as Marielle Hell, as she grapples with the fact that her musical prowess just doesn't draw as big a crowd as it used to.

In addition to the wavering fame, Becky is "grappling with motherhood, exhausted bandmates, nervous record company executives, and a new generation of rising talent eager to usurp her stardom," according to a press release. "When Becky's chaos and excesses derail a recording session and national tour, she finds herself shunned, isolated and alone. Forced to get sober, temper her demons, and reckon with the past, she retreats from the spotlight and tries to recapture the creative inspiration that led her band to success." And what's clear from the trailer, Moss is absolutely meant for this role, transforming into the punk on the brink of collapse.

Rounding out the cast are Ashley Benson, Cara Delevingne, and Dan Stevens. Watch the official trailer, below. Her Smell hits theaters on April 12 in New York and 14 in L.A., with "national expansion to follow."




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In an acceptance speech at the BRIT Awards

As The 1975 accepted the BRIT Award for Best British group, outspoken frontman Matty Healy shared the words of journalist Laura Snapes as a way of calling out misogyny that remains ever-present in the music industry. Healy lifted a powerful quote from Snapes' coverage of allegations against Ryan Adams for The Guardian: "Male misogynist acts are examined for nuance and defended as traits of 'difficult' artists, [while] women and those who call them out are treated as hysterics who don't understand art."

Snapes reacted almost immediately on Twitter, saying she was "gobsmacked, and honoured that he'd use his platform to make this statement." Snapes had originally written the line for an interview she published with Sun Kil Moon singer Mark Kozelek back in 2015, in response to Kozelek publicly calling her a "bitch" who "totally wants to have my babies" because she requested to speak in person rather than via e-mail, which she brought up in the more recent piece on Adams. Kozelek's vile response, and the misogyny that allowed it to play out without real consequences, it could be argued, could have easily played out in the same way in 2019, which makes her reiteration of the line, and Healy's quoting it on such a large platform, all the more important.

It should be noted that back in December, Healy caught a bit of heat himself on Twitter for an interview with The Fader in which he insinuated that misogyny was an issue exclusive to hip-hop, and that rock 'n' roll had freed itself of it. He clarified at length on Twitter and apologized, saying, "I kinda forget that I'm not very educated on feminism and misogyny and I cant just 'figure stuff out' in public and end up trivializing the complexities of such enormous, experienced issues."