Liza Minelli says mother Judy Garland ‘would have laughed’ initially at Lady Gaga’s A Star Is Born

Liza Minelli says mother Judy Garland ‘would have laughed’ at Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper remake of A Star Is Born

Lady Gaga won over the critics and fans alike with her Oscar-winning performance in Bradley Cooper’s 2018 remake of A Star Is Born.

But according to Liza Minnelli, her mother Judy Garland, who played the same female lead role 64-years earlier, would not have been sold on the movie initially.

‘She would have laughed,’ Minelli, 73, recently confessed to ET Online.  

Revelation: Liza Minelli confessed that her mom, Judy Garland, would have laughed initially about a 2018 remake of A Star Is Born

Honest confession: Liza Minelli said her mother, Judy Garland, 'would have laughed' about the 2018 remake of A Star Is Born with Lady Gaga, but

First reaction: Liza Minelli says her mom, Judy Garland, might not have been sold on the 2018 A Star Is Born remake with Lady Gaga, but would have come around and ‘gotten into it’

‘And then she would have gotten into it,’ she added, seemingly more accepting of the film’s casting.

‘I can hear her saying, ok, let’s go! Great to the end!’ 

There have now been four renditions of A Star is Born throughout the years – in 1937, 1954, 1976, and 2018. 

Garland starred alongside James Mason in the first remake, for which she was nominated for the Academy Award For Best Actress. 

The 1954 version has been so revered that in 2000 it was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library Of Congress as being ‘culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.’

Smash hit: Lady Gaga won the Oscar for Best Actress and Best Original Song with Shallow, whom she sang with co-star and director Bradley Cooper

Smash hit: Lady Gaga won the Oscar for Best Actress and Best Original Song with Shallow, whom she sang with co-star and director Bradley Cooper

Garland, who died in 1969 at the age of 47, did not win the Oscar for her portrayal.

As for Gaga, she went on to win the Best Actress Oscar, as well as the Academy Award for Best Original Song with Shallow, whom she sang with Cooper.

The 1978 remake of the film starred Barbara Streisand and Kris Kristofferson.

Acclaimed version: Minelli's mother, Judy Garland, was nominated for a Best Actress nomination for her role in the 1954 remake of A Star Is Born

Acclaimed version: Minelli’s mother, Judy Garland, was nominated for a Best Actress nomination for her role in the 1954 remake of A Star Is Born

Garland is set to have her life’s story graced on the silver screen in the upcoming biopic, Judy, starring Renee Zellweger in the role of the Wizard Of Oz actress.

When asked about the film, Minelli praised Zellweger as a ‘wonderful actress’, and then offered some concerns for  Rupert Goold-directed feature.

‘I just hope they don’t do what they always do. That’s all I’ve got to say.’

The film will follow the late star’s life as she she arrives in London for a run of sell-out concerts a year before her accidental barbiturate overdose. 

It will open in theaters in the US on September 27 and in the UK on October 4.

Apprehensive: Minelli, 73, has voiced concerns about the upcoming biopic, Judy, starring Renee Zellweger as Judy Garland in the year before her death in 1969

Apprehensive: Minelli, 73, has voiced concerns about the upcoming biopic, Judy, starring Renee Zellweger as Judy Garland in the year before her death in 1969

 

 

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