Now 79 years old, Barbra Streisand seems to have lost none of her outspokenness. A guest on the Australian podcast The Sunday Project, she gave her opinion on Bradley Cooper’s 2018 film A Star Is Born: “I think that was a bad idea. can’t say otherwise, but for me originality is more important than success “. If Barbra Streisand expresses herself on this subject, it is because she is particularly concerned: in 1976, she herself had played one of the two main roles in the film A Star Is Born, a remake of the original 1937 film. , there are five versions of this story, that of Bradley Cooper where Lady Gaga plays the leading female role is the latest.

Barbra Streisand also explains that in 2011 a remake of the movie she starred in was to be directed by Clint Eastwood with Will Smith and singer Beyoncé in the lead roles: “I thought… that was interesting. You know , it would have been really different: a different kind of music, with other actors. I thought it was a really great idea. So I was surprised when I saw how the film [by Bradley Cooper ] was similar to the one I made in 1976 “. The two films have indeed many points in common, especially at the level of their scenario: they both tell the story of an alcoholic musician who meets a young singer whom he will take under his wing.

Barbra Streisand much prefers her version of the film

Barbra Streisand explains that the version she appeared in preferred to move away from the 1937 hit movie: “When I did A Star Is Born … Judy Garland was so awesome in the original version, I thought to myself : Oh my God, how am I going to do it? I had to change the story. There was a real desire not to do the same story as the previous version: “So my character has become a singer who plays guitar and Kris Kristofferson (who plays with her in the film) is already a singer and author of songs, so we’re going to change the story a little bit. Barbra Streisand released the album Release Me 2 on August 6, which is actually a compilation of songs that had never been released.

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