Rumors have been circulating that Lady Gaga will be billed with her real name for the remake of A Star Is Born, the Bradley Cooper directed film coming out next year. But, the 30-year-old pop diva just took to Twitter to shoot that Star Is Born rumor down, explaining that she will be billed as Lady Gaga… baby.
She tweeted: “I’ve seen a lot of rumors on the internet that for A Star Is Born I’ll be billed as Stefani, but that’s not the case. It’s Lady Gaga, baby!”
Maybe the reason why the rumors circulated was the initial press release announcing the film’s production. That release credited Gaga under her birth name, Stefani Germanotta. Honestly, we scratched our heads when we read that first earlier this year. Seeing her name written like that is super weird.
Like Gaga mentioned, many media outlets shared last week that she would be credited by her real name. The error probably stemmed from this Entertainment Weekly interview with Cooper.
“It all comes down to this broken love story,” Cooper says of the central romance between a fading crooner, Jackson Maine (Cooper), and the talented unknown, Ally (Lady Gaga, credited by her real name, Stefani Germanotta), he takes under his wing. “She’s not an ingenue,” he says, describing the reenvisioned character, whose journey into the limelight breathes joy and heartbreak into the movie’s rock soul, thanks to a soundtrack of original songs Cooper crafted with Germanotta, Mark Ronson, Jason Isbell, and Lukas Nelson.
It’s interesting how such a small aspect can have such a huge impact. Gaga has been asked countless times about her stage name in interviews.
“I prefer to be called Gaga,” she said in an interview with Jonathon Ross back in 2009 who wouldn’t stop asking her what her “real name” is. “That’s my name… Gaga.”
Obviously, the queen has spoken.