Pop singer Lady Gaga’s voice dubbed for A Star Is Born, Bradley Cooper reveals.
A Star Is Born – the third remake of A Star Is Born – has received rave reviews at both the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals and looks set for a run at the Oscars. But in an EXCLUSIVE interview with The Studio Exec writer, director and star Bradley Cooper revealed that the voice you hear singing in the film is not that of the famed Diva.
“We tried it with Lady Gaga over and over again, but I don’t know if it was nerves or the fact she had to act as well as sing but it was all over the place. It sounded like a cat had been thrown into the back of a garbage truck. So we let her do the songs and then later in the studio I dubbed over her.”
Whose voice did you use?
Me. I dubbed over her.
It’s your voice in the movie?
Yeah. Luckily, I had an accident when I jumped over a tennis net when I was a kid – or half jumped over – and the side effect was that I can do a very decent falsetto.
I know. It was really hard. I was exhausted. You have to remember I was kinda doing everything on this film. It got so bad that my performance began to suffer. But fortunately my good friend Sean Penn came in and dubbed over all my lines.
So that’s Sean Penn’s voice we hear? Not yours?