Is Jennifer Lawrence angry at Bradley Cooper for casting Lady Gaga in A Star Is Born instead of her? That’s the ridiculous claim in one of this week’s tabloids.
“J-Law’s Jealous Of Gaga!” reads a headline in the latest issue of In Touch. The accompanying article says Lawrence isn’t happy with Cooper, her friend and frequent co-star, for hiring Gaga to play the lead in his directorial debut. An alleged insider tells the magazine, “She’s upset he didn’t even consider her for the role.”
The questionable source adds, “She feels she and Bradley should have done the film together. But Bradley told her early on that he was looking for a raw talent. Jen can sing, but not like Gaga, who was clearly born to play this role.”
Despite what the magazine’s unnamed and untraceable “source” says, Lawrence’s own rep is going on the record to dismiss the report as untrue. In fact, Lawrence praised A Star Is Born during an interview on Marc Maron’s “WTF” podcastearlier this year. When asked about her working relationship with Cooper, Lawrence said, “He actually just directed a movie and I just saw it and it’s [expletive] phenomenal. He’s going to be one of the greats. He’s going to be an amazing director.”
Lawrence wasn’t specifically asked about A Star Is Born, but went out of her way to hype the movie. She was only asked about working with Cooper in general, but used the opportunity to promote his upcoming project with Gaga. That alone discredits the magazine’s claim she’s “jealous” of not being cast in the movie.
Meanwhile, Lawrence revealed she has a terrible singing voice during an interview on “The Late Show with David Letterman” in 2014. When asked about having to sing in The Hunger Games sequel, the actress said, “I do not like singing in front of other people. It’s like, my biggest fear. I cried on set that day.” She went on to describe her singing voice as a “tone-deaf Amy Winehouse.”
The actress further joked that she asked the producers of the movie to get Lorde to record the vocals and let her “lip-sync it.” Simply put, Lawrence would be the first to admit that she’s not right for A Star Is Born, which she’s already seen and thinks is “phenomenal.” It’s clear the untrustworthy tabloid is trying to create a nonexistent Hollywood feud, but the entire premise is fiction.