Before Bradley Cooper even finished introducing Lady Gaga at the Toronto International Film Festival premiere of A Star Is Born, the entire audience was on their feet.
The pop star walked on stage to thunderous applause before stopping to give a hearfelt speech prior to the screening.
“The family [Bradley] created on set was one of the most special creative experiences of my life—actually, it was the most,” she told the crowd, sounding emotional. “I’m so proud, and honoured, and humbled and very grateful to be here today.”
A Star Is Born follows Ally (Gaga), a struggling musician who has given up on her dreams until she meets veteran country star Jackson Maine (Cooper). It is the third remake of the 1937 musical romance of the same name. Not only does this version star Lady Gaga and the American Sniper actor, it also marks Cooper’s directorial debut.
And from stage, Gaga had nothing but kind words for her director. “Thank you so much to Bradley,” she said. “He is such an incredible filmmaker.”
We saw the film last night, and we have to agree with Gaga.