Lady Gaga admits that she often feels insecure about her appearance and was nervous about wearing no make-up for her “A Star Is Born” audition.
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Stars are just like us. And like most of us, the stars also have insecurities — even superstar singer, Lady Gaga.
The “Bad Romance” singer gave in a recent interview with the LA Times that she sometimes feels “ugly” and has never himself seen as the most beautiful girl in the room.
“I’m so insecure,” she revealed to the outlet. “I would like to preach, but I don’t always practice what I preach.”
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The singer and actress opened up about her audition for the new film directed by Bradley Cooper, “A Star Is Born.” Gaga revealed that her co-star, wiped her mascara, concealer and blush before the screen test, she felt ugly.
“It put me right in the place where I had to go, because if my character talks about how ugly she feels — that was real,” she said.
Gaga also said that she had a difficult time trying to tap into the introverted character of an Ally in the film and said that Cooper helped her gain access to her vulnerable side and embrace her insecurities.
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“When I started, I was not the most beautiful girl in the room,” the singer said in an interview with Variety, recalling her early days in the industry and the similarities between her and her character in the film.
“[The producers] wanted to take my songs and give [them] to other singers, but … I loved it for them. They made suggestions about how I should look. I didn’t want to be viewed as other women, sexy, just like other women. I wanted my own vision.”
Cooper, who thought Gaga had the potential for the role at the time that they audition, admitted that during the filming with the star that he “fell in love with her face and eyes.”
Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga to take turns sharing the spotlight on “A Star Is Born”‘ in premiere at the Venice film festival.
The actor gushed about his relationship with the Grammy Award-winning singer to Variety and said, “I remember when we first met, after 10 minutes we were eating homemade food that they cooked – I love food – and that was actually a huge band that we both came from East-Coast Italian-American families. So we had a real synchronicity, at that level of our education.”
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