With the release of A Star Is Born inching closer, Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga are deep in the throes of one of the most extensive press tours in recent memory. In other words, these two really want you to see their movie. So much so, in fact, that they might even drop in on a screening, which is exactly what Gaga did in New York on Wednesday, October 3.
Decked out in a shimmering red turtleneck dress, the singer turned actress greeted the audience after a brief introduction from Tyler Oakley. “I love you so much,” she said, per a clip from Good Morning America. “Thank you so, so much from the bottom of my heart for being here tonight.”
Then, as she’s done throughout the whirlwind press circuit, Gaga heaped praise on her costar and director, Bradley Cooper. “All you need is just for one person to believe,” Gaga told the audience. “So, I have to say thank you to my incredible director, Bradley Cooper. This is the moment that Bradley gives the film over to you and to the world. I am so grateful and so humbled that it is moving people and that’s all that matters. So, this our gift to you. We love you.”
Unless you’ve recently signed a year-long lease for a sensory-deprivation tank, it’s been impossible to ignore the enormous hype surrounding this movie. It currently sits at a sparkling 94 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, and is considered by many to be the front-runner at this year’s Oscars. Beyond the merits of the film itself, Gaga’s ultra-devoted fan base has been crucial in elevating A Star Is Born to the top of the pop-culture pyramid. So naturally, she also thanked her Little Monsters for helping to get her to this point.
“It would be a lie to not think each and every one of you who has supported me over the years, I would not be here without you,” she said. She added, per E! News, that she will “never forget when I looked into the eyes of my fans for the first time and I saw myself,” and added that “you are fighters. You are beautiful, and I love you.”
That’s going to be one helluva an Oscars acceptance speech.
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