Saturday, November 9, 2019

The Truth Behind that Oscar Performance

There has been much media speculation that the smoldering chemistry between Mother Monster and Rocket Raccoon had ignited a fiery romance – but finally the truth is out! 

At least that was what we have been told. 

Lady Gaga finally opened up about the much-talked-about duet of the stand-out track ‘Shallow’ from her movie ‘A Star is Born’ with Bradley Cooper at the 2019 Oscars. 

She told Oprah Winfrey in an exclusive interview for Elle’s December 2019 issue that despite the stories circulating that the two were secretly in love because of their sizzling performance – and which instantly made headlines – it was all just a show! 

Gaga candidly responded that she thought “the press is very silly”. 

She explained: “I mean, we made a love story. For me, as a performer and as an actress, of course we wanted people to believe that we were in love”. 

“And we wanted people to feel that love at the Oscars. We wanted it to go right through the lens of that camera and to every television that it was being watched on” she added. “And we worked hard on it, we worked for days.” 

She divulged: “We mapped the whole thing out – it was orchestrated as a performance". Now, we know. 

Of course, it didn’t help the rumor mill that Cooper and his then-girlfriend Irina Shayk (left) broke up not long after that. Well, talk about timing. 

Besides the supposed love story, Lady Gaga also spoke about her mental health, admitting that she used to intentionally injure herself. 

I can understand. Sometimes, you just want to cut yourself to ease the pain inside. When blood flows, pain eases. For a time. 

“I’ve actually not opened up very much about this, but I think it’s an important thing for people to know and hear: I was a cutter for a long time, and the only way that I was able to stop cutting and self-harming myself was to realize that what I was doing was trying to show people that I was in pain instead of telling them and asking for help”, she shared. 

She reiterated that she had no wish to glamorize the act and that she was “very grateful” that she didn’t do it anymore. 

Still, sometimes, surviving is the worst kind of pain.

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