Will Smith and Beyoncé were set to star in this Oscar-winning film that won $436 million

More than twenty new features were added this Wednesday, February 1 on Netflix. Among them, an Oscar-winning film that won $436 million at the box office. If another duo was chosen to embody the two heroes, Will Smith and Beyoncé were almost recruited.

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Barely gone from netflixhere is the movie A Star is Born is already back on the streaming platform. Since Wednesday, February 1, 2023, subscribers can see or review Bradley Cooper’s first achievement. As a reminder, the feature film follows Jackson Maine, a country-rock star, who discovers Ally Campana, a very promising young singer he met in a bar. As they fall madly in love with each other, Jackson turns his girlfriend into an artist adored by the public. But their love story will soon be overshadowed by the success of the young woman. A success that the country-rock star will experience more and more badly. If today, it is hard to imagine the film without Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga, you should know that Beyonce and Will Smith were originally supposed to play the roles of Ally Campana and Jackson Maine.

“Beyonce was great”

Before Lady Gaga, it was Beyoncé who was to play the role of Ally in the first version of the film A Star is Born which was to be carried out by Clint Eastwood. “We were at a point where it was the best version of the movie and suddenly Beyoncé got pregnant. [de sa fille aînée Blue Ivy, ndlr]“, recalled the producer Bill Gerber. “Beyoncé was terrific in every way. She always understood when we were going in a different direction. Then Clint left to make another movie“. The American star should have played alongside Will Smith. Barbra Streisand, who had appeared in A Star is Born in 1976, revealed this information during an interview. “At first when I heard it was going to be done again, it was supposed to be Will Smith and Beyoncé, and I thought that was interesting“. The two stars finally left the project, and gave way to Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper.

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A Star is Born : the studio Warner Bros. didn’t want Lady Gaga in the movie

The Warner Bros studio. was quite reluctant to include Lady Gaga in the cast of the musical drama. But Bradley Cooper, his co-star and director of the film, was able to be persuasive. The actor had the brilliant idea of ​​recording a duet with the American star on his phone on Midnight Blues, a country-blues song by Creedence Clearwater Revival. He also had the idea of ​​giving him a filmed test. Impressed by Lady Gaga’s talent and her chemistry with her co-star, the studio finally agreed to take the singer to the 13 Grammy Awards. Bradley Cooper was right since the film was a huge success, collecting more than 430 million dollars at the box office. The critically acclaimed musical drama received numerous accolades, including for the ballad Shallow.

Article written in collaboration with 6Médias

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