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 super-star 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 “A Star Is Born”, the remake of the 1937 classic directed by first-time director, Bradley Cooper, her co-stars wiped her mascara, concealer and blush before the screen test.
“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 revealed 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 movie character. “[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 saw that 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.”
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.”
Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga to take turns sharing the spotlight on “A Star Is Born”‘ in premiere at the Venice film festival.
Gaga’s ‘A Star Is Born” role is not the first time that the actress has opened up about her insecurities.
In 2011, the singer stared in a documentary about her national Monster Ball Tour, where she opened up about her struggle with the embrace of her self-esteem.
“I sometimes still feel like a loser kid in high school and I’m just myself, and telling myself that I’m a superstar every morning so that I can get through this day and be for my fans what they need for me,” she admitted in the movie in a scene where the removed her stage makeup in the mirror.
Now, the star wants to help people shine through their uncertainties and hopes that her new movie is doing this for her fans.
“To be honest, I think, what I feel beautiful is when I see happiness in my fans,” she told the LA Times. “I want them to say, ‘I saw that movie and I cried my eyes out and I learned something about myself.’ “
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