Lady Gaga became a singer/songwriter after numerous failed acting auditions.
The singer-turned-actress has landed her first lead role in the remake of A Star is Born alongside Bradley Cooper – who also wrote and directed the musical – and although she has created an Oscar buzz around her performance, she confessed she used to be “terrible at auditioning”.
While speaking at the London premiere of the new movie, she said: “I was terrible at auditioning. Commercials, even just to play extras.
“I was terrible at acting and auditions. I couldn’t make it as an actress, so I gave up on it, and went for it as a singer-songwriter.”
Well, her chosen career path shot her straight into the limelight and has since sold more than 170 million records worldwide.
As mentioned, there is an obvious Oscar buzz around her performance, read our review here, but Gaga – whose real name is Stefani Germanotta – said the reward for her was working with her co-star.
She said: “It’s very humbling. But the reward for me was making this movie with a wonderful director, a beautiful cast and the family Bradley Cooper.
“He’s friend for life. He’s an incredible human being. Not only did I get to make a great friend, but I also got to witness an artist.
“He directs, he writes – he wrote the script with Will Fetters and Eric Roth – he wrote songs for the film, he sang for the film, he sang live for the film.
“He does it all. It was a humbling experience for me.”
The new film is set to hit UK cinemas on October 3. Watch the trailer below: