Lady Gaga knows she's following in the footsteps of two icons by starring in a remake of A Star Is Born -- and she insists she has nothing but respect for the women who came before.
Gaga, whose rendition of the movie is actually the fourth version, tells Vogue she paid close attention to the last two. She says, “Judy Garland is by far my favorite actress of all time. I used to watch her in A Star Is Born, and it’s devastating. She’s so real, so right there. Her eyes would get glassy, and you could just see the passion and the emotion and hear the grit in her voice."
Judy passed away before Gaga was even born, but she did get to meet Barbra Streisand, who played the lead in the last version. Gaga recalls It was a magical moment. "She really made me feel like she passed the torch. [Her] singing is beyond, but what is even more beyond is how involved she was in everything she did. She was a part of creating that film. That made me feel good, too, that we approached making this film the right way.”