Liza Minelli says her mother Judy Garland would have laughed at Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper remake of A Star Is Born.
Liza Minelli recently revealed how her mom Judy Garland would feel about the 2018 version of A Star is Born. Liza Minelli shared with ET Online and said she would have laughed and then she would have gotten into it, saying, “I can hear her saying, ‘OK, let’s go! Great to the end!”
Liza Minnelli’s mother Judy Garland played the same lead role 64 years ago would not have been sold on the movie initially. There have now been four renditions of A Star is Born throughout the years – in 1937, 1954, 1976, and 2018. Minelli said of her mother’s reaction to the 2018 reaction, “She would have laughed.”
Judy Garland was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress but did not win the Oscar for A Star Is Born. Lady Gaga was also nominated for the Best Actress Oscar and won the Academy Award for Best Original Song, Shallow. Like Garland, the “Born This Way” singer earned an Academy Award nomination for her acting efforts.
A Star Is Born 1954
Judy Garland starred as Vicki Lester in the first remake to A Star Is Born in 1954. Judy’s portrayal of Vicki was heralded as breathtaking as she scored a nomination for best actress at the Oscars that year. Like Garland, the “Born This Way” singer also earned an Academy Award nomination for her acting efforts. When Gaga appeared as Ally in Cooper’s directorial debut, it marked the arrival of the fourth version of the cinematic story.
Minelli’s thoughts about Renee Zellweger
Renee Zellweger is portraying Judy Garland in the upcoming movie Judy. Minnelli remarked that star Zellweger is a wonderful actress. She still voiced her concerns with the Rupert Goold directed feature which is based on Peter Quilter’s musical drama End of the Rainbow. She said, “I just hope they don’t do what they always do. That’s all I’ve got to say.”
In May, Zellweger opened up about how she attempted to reach out to Minnelli about portraying the Arthur star’s mother. “We have a really close mutual friend. One of my best friends, actually. I had spoken with him about trying to find her,” Zellweger told USA Today opens a new window, adding, “But, I guess I wasn’t successful in that.” Judy will follow the late star’s life a year before her accidental overdose.
The Zellweger-led film will open in theaters nationwide on September 27.