Star Mag: Bradley Cooper, star of ‘A Star Is Born’, actually can’t sing at all

Glastonbury Festival 2017 - Day 3 - Performances

It feels like Bradley Cooper has been working on A Star Is Born for years. I do think he’s been trying to put the film together for years, but they’ve only been filming for, like, three or four months? Bradley is directing the remake, plus he’s starring in the “Kris Kristofferson role” as the has-been rock star who falls for his young protege, played by Lady Gaga. The film will obviously be a musical and the belief was that Bradley and Gaga would sing all of the songs, as Kris Kristofferson and Barbra Streisand did in their version. No one is worried about Gaga’s voice, although I think we should be worried about her acting, right? And no one is worried about B-Coop’s acting, although I guess we should be worried about his singing. Star Magazine says that despite all of his vocal training for this role, B-Coop still can’t carry a tune.

Bradley Cooper may want to quit while he’s ahead. Despite being a big-screen star with a supermodel baby mama, Cooper is convinced that he can also make it as a musician! But on the set of his upcoming remake of A Star Is Born, cringing crew members – and their ears – say otherwise.

“Brad’s been taking singing lessons since 2015 and put two full solo numbers in the movie for himself,” says a source, who admits Cooper should leave the vocals to his costar, Lady Gaga! “He’s awful, Brad can’t sing at all and no one has the guts to tell him,” spills the snitch. “Producers are going to need to dub his vocals using Keith Urban or someone like that – there’s no way they can let his real voice stay in the movie. That’s how bad he is.”

[From Star Magazine, print edition]

I wonder if this is partly the reason why Beyonce exited the project? The official reason was “scheduling,” but maybe Bey was like, “Let’s harmonize!” and they tried it and she was like “yeah, no thanks.” As for the idea that Bradley would need someone to dub his vocals… that might happen. It wouldn’t surprise me at all, even if Bradley’s voice isn’t as terrible as Star claims. Isn’t it also possible they could blend Bradley’s voice with someone else’s?

Bradley was at Glastonbury last month, and he got permission to film some scenes there, which is why he took the stage (the photos in this post are from Glastonbury). Glastonbury peeps: did you hear B-Coop sing? Was he wretched? Or fine?

Glastonbury Festival 2017 - Day 3 - Performances

Glastonbury Festival 2017 - Day 3 - Performances

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Eve says:

    He is sooooo overrated and unsexy to me. Am I the only one who always thought that Bradley C. looked like the late Robin Williams’ little brother…?🤔

  2. third ginger says:

    I always say that in show business, you never can predict a hit or a miss. I will just say that it is not likely any version of this story can equal the Judy Garland/James Mason film. I believe the Cooper film will be the fourth screen version, but I may be wrong.

    • Neelyo says:

      Janet Gaynor and Fredric March did the original version in 1937 so yes, this would be the fourth.

    • frisbee says:

      Judy Garland singing ‘The Man that Got Away’ is never likely to be equalled though is it? Reduces me to a quivering wreck, so much emotion and passion in that voice…

      • third ginger says:

        I could not agree more. Also, it’s only in the recent remakes that both leads are two singers. James Mason is unforgettable as a fading leading man and alcoholic.

      • lucy2 says:

        I don’t know that I’ve ever seen the whole movie, but her performance of that song is incredible.

  3. Alleycat says:

    This looks like it’s going to be sooo bad. Neither Bradley or Gaga have the appeal to bring people in to see a movie just by name only. Neither have sex appeal. I feel like if anything it’s going to be a cult classic for how bad it is like Show Girls.

  4. Miss S says:

    “Let’s harmonize!” and they tried it and she was like “yeah, no thanks.”

    HAHAHA I almost spilled my coffee with this line:D

  5. minx says:

    He’s just….not appealing, at all.

    • Miss S says:

      But at the same time there’s nothing wrong with him either, I guess that’s what confuses me. How can someone look good in theory but not be attractive at the same time?

  6. Grand Jen says:

    Are we to put Gag-A on the same talent level as Streisand and Garland ?! Yeah no I don’t think so. Not even close.

  7. Mia4s says:

    If true it would be interesting to see if he could put enough of his ego aside to be dubbed.

    Nah. They’ll do the Emma Watson auto tune robot special then everyone can rave about his singing as “Good…enough!”.

  8. QueenB says:

    Dont they just auto tune the actors usually? I think they did it in The Beauty and the Beast. Hollywood is about selling movies not talent. No one goes to see Bradley Cooper being a great singer. People go to look at his face and body.

  9. zeynep says:

    This screams vanity project. Might be entertaining, even if just for the sh-ts and giggles. He also looks like he’s cos-playing Joaquin Phoenix.

  10. Lightpurple says:

    Why remake this movie again?

    • third ginger says:

      I wonder, also. Why would an actor with the clout to get a film made choose this as a project? The bigger question, of course, is how does he think he can improve it?

  11. Turtle says:

    The sniping about this project is really weird. I thought it was just anti-Gaga stuff, because she is polarizing, but a lot of it seems to be targeting Cooper. Anyway, maybe it’s odd that he allegedly can’t sing in a movie about singers, but WHO CARES? HE IS ACTING. Fair game if the movie is released and he has terrible vocals. Otherwise, he’s not an Army sniper, either, or best friends with a double-agent for the CIA.

  12. ValM99 says:

    Why Are they even remaking this movie? No one asked for a 3rd remake. Bradley isn’t even a director, and Gaga is a theater nerd not a actress. Just this whole film is a mess but Hollywood is obsessed with Bradley so it won’t flop. Only thing I like about him is that cute baby of his.

    • Bella bella says:

      4th remake.

      • Missmarirose says:

        It was made (March Gaynor), then it was remade (Mason Garland) and remade a second time (Kristofferson Streisand). Which makes this the 3rd remake and 4th movie overall.

  13. Erica_V says:

    I totally thought this title was shade to Gaga and I was ready to fight! B Coop I can see not being able to sing.

    I think Beyonce was working on conceiving her twins and that was the real “scheduling” issue. I think she thought she’d be able to bang out Coachella with no issues being preggo but not a months long filming schedule.

  14. LyB says:

    1. I think this movie will become a classic, like Show Girls classic.

    2. He does look like Robbie Williams!

    3. I’m crazy or is that Lars Ulrich from Metallica behind Bradley in the first pic?

  15. Lime says:

    He’s definitely Barry Manilow x Robin Williams. He came somewhat close to being hot in the Hangover movies. He’s like Kate Dennings: you get the odd moment where they’re really attractive but most of the time they look kind of creepy.

  16. jello says:

    he isn’t even handsome

  17. Poohbear says:

    This entire project just seems doomed to fail, and I genuinely hope it does. This film being slammed might be the only thing capable of convincing Gag she can’t act and Cooper that he can’t sing. She’ll probably just buy herself another award though

  18. 77_club_fit says:

    I do not get why it is a requisite for an actor to be able to sing in a musical.

    Do what Bollywood does, and DUB THEM w/ pro singers. Movie making is a collaborative effort, it is full on team work w/ all the requisite smoke and mirrors. It is asinine to assume anything you see on film or in movies is real. Besides, I bet the likes of Meryl, who do sing their own musical parts, get auto-tuned.

    Watch Vanity Fair w/ Reese.

    She was dubbed during that one song she sings. It is breathtaking and completely undetectable. One of the best musical performances on film imo – ever. Same w/ Rita Hayworth in Gilda.

    I do not even think being able to do accents is a must. Cast a great actor whom you like that looks the part, then cast a voice actor who sounds similar to them that can produce that punishing Russian or Irish or whatever accent perfectly.

    Create jobs and elevate the work while you’re at it.

  19. Ana says:

    If Mamma Mia! was willing to put Pierce Brosnan’s horrible singing and La La Land managed with Ryan Gosling’s pretty bad one, maybe you can still make it Bradley, don’t give up.

    (Definitely more worried about Lady Gaga’s acting).

  20. Ozogirl says:

    I love him, but I see this being an epic failure…

    To be fair, Russell Crowe couldn’t sing to save his life in Les Mis, so I guess singing is not a requirement in these movies…

  21. Msaubra says:

    I just don’t swoon anymore..