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Lady Gaga And Bradley Cooper Got Called Out By Barbra Streisand For Their "A Star Is Born" Remake, And People Are Confused

"I can't argue with success, but I don't care so much about success as I do originality."

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper's 2018 A Star Is Born remake is getting heat from Barbra Streisand in a new interview — but her complaints have left some people scratching their heads.

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In case you didn't know, Barbra starred in a 1976 version of the film, and when the Gaga/Cooper reboot premiered, she initially seemed supportive.

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"Of course I've seen it. I loved it. I think it's wonderful. She's wonderful," Barbra said in an interview with Extra at the time. "I think it's great. They're gonna have a big hit."

Here's an interview with Barbra Streisand praising fellow Oscar winner Lady Gaga in A Star Is Born.

But in a new interview on the Australian talk show The Sunday Project, Barbra sang a very different tune when talking about the film.

Oop not Ms Barbs shading gaga & Bradley A star is born. Saying she would have rather seen Will Smith and Bey in the role💀💀💀

"At first, when I heard it was going to be done again, it was supposed to be Will Smith and Beyoncé, and I thought, that's interesting. Really make it different again, different kind of music, integrated actors. I thought that was a great idea."

Beyoncé at the Met Gala
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"So, I was surprised when I saw how alike it was to the version that I did in 1976," she admitted.

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The interviewer then suggested that perhaps the similarities between the two films were a "compliment" to Barbra's work, to which she shrugged and responded, "I don't know." She went on to say that she thought Gaga and Cooper's take was ultimately "the wrong idea," even if it was a box office and critical success.

Bradley and Lady Gaga onstage after performing at the Oscars
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"I can't argue with success, but I don't care so much about success as I do originality," she said.

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This critique left some people on Twitter baffled, since Barbra's version of A Star Is Born wasn't "original" either — in fact, it was the third iteration of the story. The first premiered in 1937 with Janet Gaynor in the starring role, and it was then remade in 1954 with Judy Garland taking the helm.

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People on Twitter were quick to call out the irony of Barbra's critique:

Was Barbra's movie even original tho? It was the second remake, plus it had a lot of similarities to the 2nd one. Nothing is 100% original, even Gaga's version, but it did take a modern twist to it. The whole drag bar scene would have never even made it to a film in the 70s so.

Twitter: @ThatsSoKatie44

While others defended Barbra's stance that the 2018 version ripped off her 1976 film:

I think she’s mainly talking about the story. 1937 - Farm Girls travels to Hollywood to become actress 1954 - Small successful singer encouraged to peruse movies 1976 - Performing in a small bar, Esther is discovered and becomes a successful musician (Several 2018 parallels)

Twitter: @_JamesGtfo

barbra praised gaga in fact she’s been supportive with her, what she’s talking about is the screenplay and production and that doesn’t involve gaga the 2018 version has new things, but the storyline is the same

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Some thought it was a testament to Gaga's talent that she could shine in a role that wasn't entirely original:

The way Barbra’s comments prove it was Gaga’s and Bradley’s talent, chemistry, and ability to bring a story to life —not basic plot points— what brought audiences to theaters. It was no secret that ASIB was a remake and people still paid money to see it. BradGa TOO powerful.

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While others just had jokes about the whole ordeal:

barbra streisand before visiting gaga in the ASIB set

Twitter: @BorisIllusion

Never thought I’d see the day with Gaga and Barbra Streisand stans beefing

Twitter: @wheresmywigggg

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper have yet to respond to Barbra's criticisms, which you can check out in full below:

Oop not Ms Barbs shading gaga & Bradley A star is born. Saying she would have rather seen Will Smith and Bey in the role💀💀💀

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