The actors are cooking something up four decades after their version of A Star Is Born hit theaters

By Alexia Fernández
April 03, 2019 09:48 PM
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Before there was Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, there was Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson.

The 76-year-old singer and actress reunited with her A Star Is Born costar, 43 years after their version of the film was released in 1976.

Streisand shared a photo of the two on her Twitter account Wednesday, writing, “It was so wonderful to see my friend Kris who stopped by yesterday. Stay tuned…”

She and Kristofferson, 82, starred together in the third iteration of the popular film, which first starred Janet Gaynor and Fredric March in 1937.

It was later remade into a musical starring Judy Garland and James Mason in 1954.

While each of the films shares similarities, Streisand and Kristofferson’s version based its roots on the 1937 version, with Kristofferson playing the self-destructive musician John Norman Howard, who falls in love with aspiring singer Esther Hoffman (Streisand).

Streisand won the Oscar for Best Original Song for “Evergreen” — the love theme from the 1976 version.

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Kris Kristofferson and Barbra Streisand in A Star Is Born
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Lady Gaga followed in her footsteps when she won the Oscar in the same category for “Shallow.” She and Cooper made headlines for their intimate performance at the Academy Awards in February, but the singer said there was nothing much to the rumors of an off-screen romance.

Yes, people saw love and guess what? That’s what we wanted you to see,” the actress-singer said while on Jimmy Kimmel Live in February.

She continued, “[Shallow] is a love song, A Star Is Born is a love story. It was so important to both of us that we were connected the entire time… When you’re singing love songs, that’s what you want people to feel.”

“I’m an artist and I guess [Bradley and I] did a good job… fooled ya!” she said with a laugh.