(LOS ANGELES) — Bradley Cooper didn’t quite realize how difficult singing was until he compared himself to Lady Gaga on the set of A Star Is Born.
On The Ellen DeGeneres Show Friday, Bradley gushed over Gaga’s talent and said he just hopes he’s “believable enough” as a singer in the film. Bradley is directing the movie and starring alongside Gaga as Jackson Maine, a fading country star who helps Gaga’s character Ally, a talented nobody, find fame.
“It’s so hard to sing,” he tells Ellen. “…Singing, I had no idea. I just felt I would get fatigued at the end of even like a phrase.”
He adds, “The amount of respect I have for singers, which I know is ridiculous because of course you should, but I’ve really been awakened to the phenomenon of singing. So I hope I can just be believable enough so that you can watch Stefani — that’s her name, Gaga — just shine ’cause she’s incredible.”
Gaga is going by her birth name, Stefani Germanotta, in the credits for A Star Is Born.
Bradley also confirmed the film will contain all original music. It’s set for a 2018 release.
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