Despite its success, Barbra Streisand believes the latest version of “So That’s A Star” starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga was a “bad idea.”
The opinion contrasts with interviews he gave at the film’s opening in fall 2018, as well as “blessing” the project when he visited filming, Bradley Cooper said at the time.
The 2018 film, which was a huge hit, was nominated for eight Oscars and won a Small Bust for Best Original Song for “Shallow,” and is the latest of four films ever to revolve around the story of a talented wannabe star who marries a celebrity. Success decreases with its height.
With the duo Janet Gaynor and Frederick March (1937) and Judy Garland with James Mason (1954), the first two films were shown in the world of cinema, while music was the stage for the third (1976), with Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson.
This seems to affect the judgment of the actress and singer, who had a strong hand in the decisions of her version.
“When I did A Star Is Born, I thought Judy Garland was so good that I had to change it. My character became a singer-songwriter and guitarist and we changed the story a little bit. At first, when I heard she was going to go out again, it was supposed to be. Will Smith and Beyoncé, and I thought that was interesting. Doing a really different job again, a different kind of music, and a complete cast, I thought it was a great idea. So I was surprised when I saw how similar it was to the version she made in 1976,” Barbra Streisand revealed in an interview It was released on Sunday night by Australian talk show The Sunday Project.
When the interviewer suggested that perhaps this should be interpreted as a compliment, Streisand completed her point.
He concluded, “I don’t know. I thought it was a bad idea. Anyway, I can’t argue with success, but I’m not as interested in success as I am in originality.”
“Proud coffee junkie. Gamer. Hardcore introvert. Social media trailblazer.”