Bradley Explaining the Story Behind His Bond With Lady Gaga on Conan
Because no good friendship ever started over a salad . . . seriously. Just take it from Bradley Cooper: the superstar director and actor recently sat down with Conan O'Brien and opened up about the first time he hung out with his A Star Is Born costar Lady Gaga, and yes, there was pasta involved. In the reboot of the film, Bradley and Gaga play passionate lovers, but off screen, they have an incredible bond that has us wishing they were a real-life couple.
During his appearance on the late-night show, Bradley explained that he had never met Gaga in person (he had only seen her in passing), but after hearing her sing "La Vie En Rose" at a cancer benefit one night, he had to meet with her. "I went and saw her the next day, because I really didn't even know what she looked like at all," Bradley said. "And she was so present, open, and kind." One thing led to another, and like any good host, Gaga asked Bradley if he was hungry, telling Conan jokingly that he "was burping and my stomach was growling."
"We went to the kitchen and she said, 'Look in my fridge,' and she had all this pasta that she had made the night before," Bradley shared, while I wondered how the hell I can get invited to these pasta parties. "She heated it up and I was eating it with her. It was insane. She made me feel so comfortable."
After they dabbled in a big ol' bowl of pasta, Bradley sang in front of her for the first time. They recorded a video, which he brought to Warner Brothers during the pitch for the movie, and just like that, two stars were born. (It's crazy how magical pasta can be sometimes, am I right?) This isn't the first time they've mentioned their chemistry and how it all started over spaghetti and meatballs. "The second that I saw him, I was like, 'Have I known you my whole life?' It was an instant connection, instant understanding of one another," Gaga said in the October issue of Vogue.
Consider this a PSA for anyone watching their carbohydrate intake: please don't ever deprive yourself of pasta — it could lead you to find the Lady Gaga to your Bradley Cooper, the Ally to your Jackson Maine, or even the Lady to your Tramp. Ahead, check out the sweet clip of Bradley on Conan, and see some heartwarming photos of him and his A Star Is Born costar.