'A Star Is Born' 1976 remake a wrong idea, says Barbra Streisand
Actor-singer Barbra Streisand acted alongside Kris Kristofferson in the 1976 film 'A Star Is Born'.
Updated on 17 Aug 2021, 4:45 pm
Actors Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson
The remake of 1976 film A Star Is Born with Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga in lead roles was a "wrong idea", says actor-singer Barbra Streisand, who acted alongside Kris Kristofferson in the 1976 film.
Directed by Bradley Cooper, the remake of A Star is Born was released in 2018. Then, Cooper had told Entertainment Weekly that the team had the blessings of Streisand.
However, Streisand, in a recent interview with an Australian talk show The Sunday Project, said she thought it was a wrong idea. “Look, it was a big success. I can't argue with success. But I don't care so much about success as I do originality”.
It may be recalled that the first A Star Is Born film, with Janet Gaynor and Fredric March in lead roles was released in 1937. A remake of the film starring Judy Garland and James Mason was released in 1954.
A Star is Born 2018 remake grossed $436 million worldwide and was nominated for best picture at the Academy.
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