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Eddie Vedder warned Bradley Cooper not to make A Star Is Born

By | Published on Thursday 27 September 2018

A Star Is Born

Bradley Cooper’s new remake of ‘A Star Is Born’ is a hit with the critics, thanks to his performance alongside co-star Lady Gaga. And it turns out that Cooper sought advice on looking like an authentic musician from Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder.

“He was so wonderful”, Cooper tells Yahoo. “I went up to Seattle and spent four or five days with him and I asked him 9000 questions. And he gave me minor, little things that only musicians know about what to do, just aesthetically and the inner workings”.

Among the helpful pieces of advice that Vedder imparted, it turns out, was a warning not to make the movie at all. “He was a big, big champion”, Cooper begins, before recalling the reality. “Well, actually, no, he thought it was crazy I was going to do this movie. He was like, ‘What? Bro, don’t do that'”.

To be fair, I think we all thought that. I’m still thinking it now.