Barbra Streisand hits out at Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga's 'A Star Is Born'

Publish Date
Tuesday, 17 August 2021, 3:47AM

While it was undoubtedly the most successful film to come out of 2018, it turns out Barbra Streisand wasn't a fan of Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga's version of A Star Is Born.

Speaking on Australian talk show The Sunday Project, the 79-year-old singer said she thought the remake was "the wrong idea."

"At first, when I heard it was going to be done again, it was supposed to be Will Smith and Beyoncé, and I thought, that's interesting. Really make it different again, different kind of music, integrated actors.

"I thought that was a great idea. So, I was surprised when I saw how alike it was to the version that I did in 1976.

"I can't argue with success but I don't care so much about success as I do originality," she continued.

Streisand and Kris Kristofferson's version of A Star Is Born was the third iteration of the popular film, which first starred Janet Gaynor and Fredric March in 1937.

It was later remade into a musical starring Judy Garland and James Mason in 1954, and most recently, into a 2018 film led by Cooper and Gaga.

Cooper and Gaga's film grossed US$436 million worldwide and landed the 'Shallow' singer with her first Academy Award.