Saturday, September 1, 2018

No Make-Up for Lady Gaga

We are all familiar with Lady Gaga when she is fully made-up. 

Methinks, she is more of a chameleon. An audacious one at that.

She can look super glam, or totally rocker, or polished and put together, depending on her mood – and her make-up choices. 

But there has been occasions too when she goes about with no make-up. 

And get this! Gaga is actually just a totally normal-looking human being under the lipstick and eyeliner and eyeshadow and wig and, like, meat headpiece. LOL, who can forget that look. 

For her first starring role in a movie, she, too, had to go natural.

Lady Gaga, before make-up wipes. Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

Gaga plays a girl-next-door character who achieves her dream of becoming a famous singer in "A Star Is Born", directed by co-star Bradley Cooper. 

"I walked down the stairs of my house before we filmed the screen test and he had a make-up wipe in his hand and he put his hand on my face and he went like this", she said, miming Cooper rubbing her face. 

“There was make-up, just a little bit, and he said: ‘I want no make-up on your face’.  And so, this vulnerability was something he brought out of me”. 

In the movie, Gaga’s character Ally is told her nose is too big and will prevent her becoming a success, something the 32-year-old singer said she empathised with. 

“When I was first starting out, you know, I was not the most beautiful girl in the room”, she said, adding that her faith in her own songwriting talent allowed her to forge ahead. 

“There were lots of women that were singers but did not write their own music. Many record executives wanted to take my songs and give them to other women to sing, and I was, like, holding onto my music with my whole ten fingers saying: ‘You’re not going to take my songs from me’”. 

A Star Is Born premieres in a non-competition slot at the Venice Film Festival which runs from August 29 to September 08, 2018.

Lady Gaga with her co-star/director Bradley Cooper at the Venice Film Festival. Reuters pic 

The Malaysian women's squash team failed in their bid to defend their Asian Games gold medal. 

They suffered a shock 2-0 loss to India in the semi-finals yesterday – and will settle for a bronze medal. 

National No.1 Nicol David lost 10-12, 9-11, 11-6, 12-10, 9-11 to Joshna Chinnapa in the first match. 

And Malaysian Open Champion Low Wee Wern lost 2-11, 9-11, 6-11 to Dipika Pallikal in the second match.

The loss is a big blow as the Malaysian women have never failed to win the team event since it was introduced at the 2010 Guangzhou games. 

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