Out of the four versions of the musical romantic drama film ‘A Star Is Born’, Barbra Streisand is not a fan of the latest, starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, the latter also directing the film.
The singer, actress and filmmaker told Australia’s ‘The Project’ that when she starred in the 1976 remake with Kris Kristofferson, after the 1937 and 1954 versions of the story, she balked at the thought of following in the footsteps of Judy Garland – her immediate predecessor in the role.
So, she resolved to find some way of making her own portrayal of the character significantly different, said Streisand, ultimately playing her as a guitar-playing singer-songwriter.
Cooper’s directorial debut went on to gross more than $436 million worldwide, taking home the Oscar for best original song and many more accolades.
Nevertheless, for Streisand, it needed some new twist on the material.
“I can’t argue with success, but I don’t care so much about success as I do originality,” she said.
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