“A Star Is Born” star Lady Gaga covers the October 2018 issue of Vogue magazine photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin and styled by fashion editor Tonne Goodman.
On the past decade of her life: “There has been a galaxy of change…I would just say that it’s been a nonstop whirlwind. And when I am in an imaginative or creative mode, it sort of grabs me like a sleigh with a thousand horses and pulls me away and I just don’t stop working…You…make friends, you lose friends, you build tighter bonds with people you’ve known for your whole life. But there’s a lot of emotional pain, and you can’t really understand what it all means until ten years has gone by.”
On working with Bradley Cooper: “He sings from his gut, from the nectar! I knew instantly: This guy could play a rock star. And I don’t think there are a lot of people in Hollywood who can. That was the moment I knew this film could be something truly special.”
Bradley Cooper on the pair’s instant connection: “She came down the stairs and we went out to her patio and I saw her eyes, and honestly, it clicked and I went, Wow. She said, ‘Are you hungry?’ and I said, ‘I’m starving,’ and we went into her kitchen for spaghetti and meatballs.”
Bradley Cooper on shooting some of the movie’s concert scenes: “At Stagecoach, four minutes before Willie Nelson went on, we hopped onstage. That was real. At Glastonbury, I got onstage in front of 80,000 people. It was nuts. But Lady Gaga is so good that if the world I’d created wasn’t authentic, it would stand out in a second. Everything had to be raised to her level.”
On dealing with chronic pain: “I get so irritated with people who don’t believe fibromyalgia is real. For me, and I think for many others, it’s really a cyclone of anxiety, depression, PTSD, trauma, and panic disorder, all of which sends the nervous system into overdrive, and then you have nerve pain as a result. People need to be more compassionate. Chronic pain is no joke. And it’s every day waking up not knowing how you’re going to feel.”
Vogue’s October 2018 issue is available on newsstands in NY/LA September 18th, and nationwide September 25th.
Cover: Gucci Dress | Lynn Ban Headpiece | Rebel Rebel floral Headdress
Photo 1: Givenchy Faux-fur Coat
Photo 2: Chanel Dress | Delfina Delettrez Earring
Photo 3: Chloé Top | Denim x Alexander Wang Jeans | Tom Ford Headband
[Photo Credit: Inez and Vinoodh/Vogue Magazine]