According to E! News, the powerhouse singer took the stage at the American Cinematheque Award Presentation in Beverly Hills on Thursday the 29th. Gaga, alongside he A Star Is Born co-star, Sam Elliot, shared kind words for their director. “I’m so honored to have you as my friend,” Gaga said.
Born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, the six-time Grammy winner shared how Cooper helped her open up for for her role. “I ran from Stefani for a long time. I put on a superhero cape and called myself Lady Gaga,” she explained. “You challenged me to deep dive into a place where I had to see her again, be Stefani again.”
During her speech, Gaga shed a few tears where she finished with: “I’m so grateful to you, not just for making me a better actress, but I’ve been able to call on you as a friend, and cry and be myself and have you never ever judge me and still respect me as a professional.”
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