Way back in 2018 and early 2019, we were all captivated not only by Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga’s incredible performances in A Star Is Born, but by their off-screen chemistry that seemed to linger long into their press tour.
And while Gaga has denied any romantic feelings between the two, a resurfaced clip is reigniting our love for the pair, and offers a look into what their chemistry was really like behind-the-scenes.
Posted on the TikTok account GagaDaily, the video in question shows Gaga, Bradley, and other cast members from A Star Is Born seemingly participating in a table read. However, when it came time for Gaga’s crescendo in “Shallow”, the musician took it away in her usual, impressive and jaw-dropping fashion. After she finished, the room burst into applause and Bradley gave Gaga a reassuring pat on the back.
In an unsurprising turn of events, the video has gone viral and has amassed a whopping 14 million views so far. The clip was then posted to the AfterBuzzTV Instagram account where it gained even more traction.
Reacting to the video, many fans were particularly captivated by Cooper’s awe-struck face as Gaga sang to the room. With many fans pointing out that his eyes were glued to Gaga intently during her entire performance of the award-winning song.
“He’s speechless ❤️️,” one fan wrote on Instagram. “The way Bradley is looking at her 😍,” another remarked. A different fan said, “I wish BC would look at me like that ❤️️.”
While we all dream of their romantic coupling, neither Gaga nor Cooper have ever confirmed anything more than a friendship. The two reportedly first met back in 2016, when Bradley, who directed the 2018 remake of A Star Is Born, saw Gaga perform Édith Piaf’s “La Vie en Rose” at a benefit concert and felt inspired to cast her as Ally.
Despite their obvious love for one another, Gaga made it crystal clear that their chemistry on-stage was simply acting.
“People saw love, and guess what? That’s what we wanted you to see,” Gaga revealed on Jimmy Kimmel Live in February 2019.
“This is a love song, ‘Shallow.’ The movie A Star Is Born is a love story.”