Backstage at the Oscars with Lady Gaga

Backstage at the Oscars with Lady Gaga
Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga perform during the live ABC Telecast of The 91st Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA on Sunday, February 24, 2019.

There’s been a lot of buzz about the Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga performance of “Shallow” at last night’s Oscars with Twitter literally exploding with reactions from everyday viewers to Entertainment Tonight’s Tiffany Haddish who tweeted “I was like, are they doin it?”

Chemistry and sparks aside, the pair maintains that they are “just friends,” and Bradley’s significant other, Irina Shayk seems just fine with it.

 Lady Gaga and the song writers Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt

Lady Gaga and the song writers Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt

The 91st Oscars Awards at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, was just the beginning of the night which was followed by backstage interviews, the Governors Ball and those wild after parties (check them out on Twitter).

“Shallow,” no surprise walked away with an Oscar—just as it has been winning everything in sight at all the awards ceremonies preceding Oscar night.

The backstage interview with Lady Gaga and the song writers Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt gave some revealing insights into the Lady.

Here are some quotes from the interview:

When asked to comment on many fans that are members of the LGBTQ community as they are heading to celebrate for the Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras in Sydney.  Gaga said “What I would like to say is one of the hardest things in life is to be brave enough to be yourself.  I wish to everyone that is going to that celebration to feel a joy inside of them.  That’s actually what Bradley said to me yesterday right before we did our last rehearsal for this performance of “Shallow.”  He said, Let’s just drop a little bit of joy.  And I said, Okay”…and she continued “I also have a true dream in our future as we evolve as humanity that these award shows will not be male and female but that we include everyone.” 

Lady Gaga attends The 91st Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA on Sunday, February 24, 2019.

Lady Gaga attends The 91st Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA on Sunday, February 24, 2019.

She shed light on overcoming may of her struggles in life saying this: “the truth is people see what they see on the outside.  And in someway, shape, or form, at times, we become architects.  But the truth is, I was so determined to live my dreams and yet there was so much in the way.  There were so many things I did not anticipate that broke me, that tortured me, that traumatized me.  And I think sometimes, what you are trying to clarify, is that people think that it comes easy to us because when we show up and we have our suits on, that it’s all okay. But the truth is every single person on this stage has been through so much.”

An interesting insight to the group was provided when each was asked what movie soundtrack was their first purchase?
A. (Mark Ronson)  Mine was either TOP GUN or BEVERLY HILLS COP.  That puts about, like, my age on display    and I actually have to laugh    and TOP GUN themes, so yeah.
A. (Lady Gaga)  For me it was THE BODYGUARD.
A. (Anthony Rossomando)  SINGLES I think it was.  I had to pick a cool one.  But I didn’t end up really liking it that much except for the one song at the beginning.
A. (Andrew Wyatt)  RISKY BUSINESS. 

Here were the comments when asked why did they think the song resonated?  Questioner “We first heard it back in August when the trailer was released.  It’s now in March.  People have listened to it, like, thousands of times. Why?
A. (Lady Gaga to Anthony)  Do you want to talk a bit about that?
A. (Anthony Rossomando)  I think Gaga said it before, and I’ll just echo it again.  That I think it’s pretty on point.  The song started the conversation.  The song itself is a conversation.  And it’s between a man and a woman, and I think that maybe there’s some timing involved where people’s hearts are open to that conversation.  And I don’t know.  Maybe that’s why it’s translated so widely.  Someone sent me a couple videos this week of an entire church congregation singing the song.  And I was like    it brought me to tears actually. 

And a final comment from Gaga kind of puts things in perspective–not just about the song but about her life. None of us want to be in the shallow we want to dive in the deep. Don’t be afraid.

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