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32nd American Cinematheque Award Presentation Honoring Bradley Cooper

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Bradley Cooper joined Ridley Scott for the ‘Directors on Directors’ series, where they both discussed Lady Gaga’s talent. Cooper said, “I remember the thing that blew my mind. It seemed simple but I thought it was a tall order when my character brings [Ally] onstage for the first time. I truly believed that that person had never been on a stage before.” He continued, “And I remember thinking, ‘How is she pulling this off?’ That I actually believe on every level — as the director, as the character — that this person has never been in front of 20,000 people before. That was really kind of mind-blowing.” Scott revealed, “There was a moment I thought, ‘My God, she closed it up.’ That was the scene in the schoolyard. Jack Huston turns up in his Porsche to inform her that [Maurizio] is proposing divorce. And she lost it so well and so real that I felt it had to be reflective of something that had happened to her because it definitely hurt her.” He added, “And from that moment I was watching her, I felt, ‘My God, she just owns it.’ I think that was one take with a handheld camera. I was saying, ‘I think you just did it, don’t you?’ And she said, ‘Yes, I did it.’ That was it.”

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