Daily Archive: June 6, 2018

Does Bradley Cooper Really Sing in A Star Is Born? Here’s the Deal

Bradley Cooper is set to make his directorial debut in A Star Is Born alongside Lady Gaga later this year. The musical, a remake of the 1970s drama starring Barbra Streisand (also a remake of the 1937 and 1954 versions) chronicles the life of a small-town girl who moves to the big city to become a star. Cooper plays Jackson Maine, a has-been rock singer, to Gaga’s Ally, the talented small-town girl in question. The plot will likely stay true to the original, showcasing the pitfalls and inevitable romance between Jackson and Ally along her rise to stardom.

Cooper recently opened up about his experience shooting the film, telling Vulture, “[Gaga] said right from the beginning that there would be a barter. [She said] ‘I’m gonna rely on you to get a performance that’s honest out of me’ […] ‘and I’m gonna make sure that you’re going to turn into a musician. Because we’re going to sing everything live.’ And I went, ‘Wait, what?'”

That’s correct: Bradley Cooper will be singing live in the movie! Gaga reportedly told the 43-year-old actor that she wasn’t a fan of movie stars lip-syncing to a prerecorded song in films. “She’s right!” he agreed. “[Singing live] was terrifying, and I really relied on her. I spent about a year and a half taking vocal lessons and preparing.” Even though the movie took only 42 days to shoot, Cooper revealed it took three years for him to fully get into character.

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“The broken love story in A Star Is Born kept haunting me. Shots kept coming into my head. I would dream about it. I realized I had to [direct it], whether it fails or not,” he shared. “I knew I had to try, and I wound up absolutely loving it. You can’t hide when you sing. The best way to express love is through singing and music. I knew if I could marry that in a way, it would be special.”

The film, which is slated to hit theaters on Oct. 5, has finally released its highly-anticipated trailer (above), where you can get a taste of Cooper’s singing. To be totally honest? We’re impressed.

Here’s Why This Is Us Isn’t on Netflix

The Pearson family has captured our hearts and given our tear ducts a workout, so it’s not surprising that the show is still finding new fans. When it comes time to indulge in a little TV therapy, This Is Us is one of the best places to turn. Unfortunately, Netflix subscribers who are waiting patiently for This Is Us season two to arrive on the website may be out of luck – at least for now. That’s because season one of the hit show hasn’t appeared on the site yet either.

Don’t despair just yet; just because This Is Us isn’t on Netflix doesn’t mean it’s unavailable to stream. In 2017, Hulu and NBC struck a deal to co-own the exclusive streaming rights to the family drama. Per The Hollywood Reporter, the details of the deal reveal that all episodes of the series will be available to Hulu subscribers via the app and website, as well as to cable or satellite customers with valid log-in credentials for the NBC app or website. The show is also available on demand through some providers. Right now, every episode of the first two seasons is available on Hulu – which offers a one-month free trial, by the way – which means you can revisit Kate’s wedding, Jack’s farewell, or that jaw-dropping pilot twist whenever you want, just not on Netflix.

Despite NBC and Hulu’s exclusive deal, it’s possible that the show will one day make its way to Netflix. Even though the streaming giant has been focusing on original content the past few years, the bulk of its library is still made up of classic shows like Friends and new favorites like The CW’s Riverdale. Netflix even has a shell page set up for the series, which seems promising. When Hulu’s deal expires, you can bet Netflix will be tossing its hat into the ring to secure streaming rights for this popular series. Until then, fans can rewatch all of Randall’s flawless single-tear scenes on Hulu and the NBC app.