While we won’t be getting a sequel to “A Star is Born,” it’s only a matter of time before director Bradley Cooper arranges a reunion with Lady Gaga.
For one, would he ever consider going on tour with Gaga?
“I mean, no,” he said flatly at the idea while speaking on “Ellen.” “What I thought would be a cool thing to do maybe one night would be a live reading of the script in the movie and sing all the songs, like at the Hollywood Bowl or something.”
Ellen DeGeneres agreed that idea does sound pretty cool, even if it might not match the steamy, intimacy they managed when performing “Shallow” on Oscar night.
Cooper said that he was a little terrified, but not nervous, at the idea of singing live at the Oscars considering he’s not a professional musician. But he had the support of Gaga and worked tirelessly to choreograph the moment just right.
“It just shows if you work really hard and you work with supportive people, anything is possible,” Cooper said. “I thought, people will never watch the movie again if this is bad. So it had to be great.”
Cooper also reflected on filming scenes without Gaga from the movie live in front of festival audiences, including at Coachella, Stagecoach and Glastonbury. He explained that he would have minimal time to get in front of a massive crowd and film a scene, but the audience would not be able to hear the song through the PA system because they couldn’t release the music from the film in advance.
“People threw bottles at me and people were screaming, so his descent just happened very fast in the movie. Because I would still use the shot in the movie. I didn’t know what was going to happen,” Cooper said. “Who is this idiot that I can’t hear?”
Watch Cooper’s segment on “Ellen” above.