Everybody may still be reeling from Bradley Cooper’s starring role in the mega-hit musical ‘A Star Is Born’ but one person was looking on like a proud father. Noel Gallagher has revealed that he had given Cooper advice on how to play the rock star.
It turns out that Cooper and Gallagher have been friends for years, Noel even taking Bradley to his first Glastonbury, and now Noel has revealed in a new interview that he gave the actor, who also made his directional debut on the musical, some pro tips on how to be a rock star.
He told Q Magazine: “He used to say to me, ‘I want to get it right.’ The hardest thing in the world is pretending to be a rock star.”
He added: “For somebody who isn’t a singer or a guitar player he carries that shit fucking well.”
Gallagher goes on to joke in the interview that Bradley Cooper had said there was “a bit of” him in character Jackson Maine who falls in love with the up and coming singer Ally, played by Lady Gaga.
Even jokingly claiming that one of Gallagher’s “moves” made it in the film as he walks across the stage, bending both arms and clapping twice. “I was like, ‘That is me. That’s my patented fucking move!'” said Gallagher.
Add that to the list of Noel Gallagher’s achievements
Despite the film’s success, Cooper recently revealed that he had initially approached White Stripes frontman Jack White about playing the lead role in his directional debut A Star Is Born.
White, who previously took his talents to the big screen when he played Elvis Presley in musical parody Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, was forced to turn down Cooper’s approach because of scheduling.
The film, which stars himself and Lady Gaga, marks the directorial debut of four-time Oscar nominee Cooper and was given its out-of-competition world premiere at the 75th Venice International Film Festival. Its success has been unparalleled and is expected to be heavily involved in the upcoming awards season. However, Cooper revealed in an interview with Variety that he had initially eyed up another person for the lead: “I saw this other person that I wanted to do this, who is an actual musician,” he said before adding: “But [the studio] wouldn’t make the movie with him.”
A source close to the publication also revealed that it was, in fact, White who was Cooper’s first choice. However, despite the scheduling conflict, the decision to move for the White Stripes man was vetoed by production executives.