What are friends for? Bradley Cooper appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on April 25, and admitted that performing “Shallow” at the 2019 Oscars was scary as heck — but Lady Gaga helped calm his nerves.
“I actually wasn’t nervous ’cause I worked so hard. I just worked really hard, and Lady Gaga is so supportive,” he told Ellen, 61.
“But it was terrifying, absolutely, yeah. ‘Cause I’m not a singer and I didn’t sing before this movie, so it was really crazy. But it just shows if you do work really hard and you’re with supportive people, you can do things that you never dreamed possible,” he continued. “‘Cause I really thought the Oscar thing, I really thought ‘people will never watch the movie again if this is bad’ … It was one of those things where it has to be great. It felt great.”
We believe him! Let’s not forget A Star Is Born was nominated for several Oscar awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Original Song and a few others. This film also marked Bradley’s directorial debut, proving he has many hidden talents up his sleeve.
When Ellen asked if he would ever consider going on tour with Gaga, 33, since the soundtrack performed so well, unfortunately, he was quick to say no. However, he did suggest a cool alternative. “What I thought would be a cool thing to do, maybe one night, is … a live reading of the movie, of the script, and sing all the songs as you’re reading the script,” he said. “Like, at the Hollywood Bowl or something. That would be cool, right? Yeah.”
This needs to become a thing. Where can we get tickets?!