Leading actor-singer Barbra Streisand, led by Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga, believes her 1976 film A Star Is Born remake is a “bad idea”.
In an interview with the Australian talk show The Sunday Project, she said that the Streisand 2018 remake is similar to the 1976 film in which she co-starred with Chris Christopherson.
“At first, when I heard it was done again, I thought it was Will Smith and Beyonc,, and I thought it was interesting. Really do it differently, with different types of music, integrated actors, I thought it was a great idea. So, I did it in 1976. I was shocked to see how much it was for the version, ”she said.
When the interviewer suggested congratulations to her, Streisand said, “I don’t know, but I thought it was a bad idea. Look, this is a big win. I can’t argue with success. But I don’t care as much about success as I do about originality. ”
For the 2018 film directed by Cooper, Gaga won her first Academy Award. The film received a Best Picture nomination and grossed US $ 436 million worldwide.
At the time, Streisand praised the film in an additional interview. “Actually I saw it. I loved it. I feel awesome. She’s amazing,” the music icon said.
Cooper also told Entertainment Weekly that the team had Streisand’s “blessings”.
The first A Star Is Born movie came out in 1937 with Janet Gayner and Frederick March. A remake was released in 1954 starring Judy Garland and James Mason.