Lady Gaga admits 'steamy' Oscar duet with Bradley Cooper was 'orchestrated' to convince people they were in love
"I mean, we made a love story. For me, as a performer and as an actress, of course, we wanted people to believe that we were in love. And we wanted people to feel that love at the Oscars ... We mapped the whole thing out—it was orchestrated as a performance," the 'A Star Is Born' actress said
Lady Gaga finally opened up about how she and Bradley Cooper "orchestrated" their romance during the chemistry-packed performance of the song 'Shallow' from their movie 'A Star Is Born' at the 91st Academy Awards in February to create hype around their film. The 'Bad Romance' hitmaker, 33, made the revelations in an interview for ELLE's December edition, the Daily Mail reported.
"I mean, we made a love story. For me, as a performer and as an actress, of course, we wanted people to believe that we were in love. And we wanted people to feel that love at the Oscars. We wanted it to go right through the lens of that camera and to every television that it was being watched on. And we worked hard on it, we worked for days. We mapped the whole thing out—it was orchestrated as a performance," she said.
She further added she and the 'American Sniper' star, 44, got the exact reaction they were looking for from the fans who watched the event: "It did. In truth, when we talked about it, we went, 'Well, I guess we did a good job!'" Gaga also opened up about how bagging the Oscar for Best Original Song at the award show was "painful" instead of being "exhilarating."
"When I won the Oscar for 'Shallow', I looked at it, and a reporter asked me, 'When you look at that Oscar, what do you see?' And I said, 'I see a lot of pain.' And I wasn’t lying in that moment. I was raped when I was 19 years old, repeatedly. I have been traumatized in a variety of ways by my career over the years from many different things, but I survived, and I’ve kept going. And when I looked at that Oscar, I saw pain. I don’t know that anyone understood it when I said it in the room, but I understood it," she said.