Bradley Cooper has paid tribute to the UK is “magic” Glastonbury music festival, where a part of his next film A Star is Born was shot and killed.
“I didn’t want to make a film on the music, without it being an item,” the actor turned director has declared to journalists at the Toronto Film Festival on Sunday.
Cooper, 43 years old, has surprised the fans in 2017 by appearing in front of Kris Kristofferson, located on Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage.
He plays a troubled rock star in the film, which also stars Lady Gaga.
Gaga plays a young singer that Cooper’s character takes under his wing in his directional debut.
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The film had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival last month and has been hotly tipped to win Toronto’s influential people’s Choice award.
Previous located in Hollywood versions of the story starring Janet Gaynor and Judy Garland, while Kristofferson co-starred with Barbra Streisand in the musical version of 1976.
“Kris came to play, so I asked him if I could take some of his,” Cooper said, of her appearance at Glastonbury. “We had four minutes and it was amazing.
“I spent four days and learned a lot of things about its inner workings.
“It is the largest private property festival of music in the world and it is the place that allows and gives a blow to a young career.
“You look at the big, huge, musicians always get nervous about playing on the Pyramid Stage. It is always this place of fear and beauty.”
Lady Gaga, real name Stefani Germanotta, said she hoped the film would encourage people to be more proactive in seeing other people in distress.
“It would be wonderful if we intervene early when we see people in difficulty, both in the music industry and in life,” she said.
“Fame is very natural, so I think it is important that we guide the artists and take care of their psychological point of view, they begin to rise.”
A Star is Born marks Gaga’s first performance in a film of fiction and has several live performances – a condition she insisted on before agreeing to appear.
“I wanted to be a vehicle for Bradley to tell this beautiful story,” she said, revealing that she had shunned make-up and dyed her hair the natural color of play rising star Ally.
“I wanted to give everything I had.
“I feel very lucky to be here,” she continued on Sunday. “And I’m here totally because Bradley believed in me.”
The 32-year-old said that she was open to other film roles in the future, but concentrated now on her Las Vegas residency, set to begin in December.
The singer has also confirmed that she had fully recovered from health problems and has been forced to bring a premature end to his world tour in February.
The Toronto Film Festival continues until 16 September. A Star is Born in the united KINGDOM on 5 October.