Lady Gaga was moved to tears at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival after she was praised for her performance in A Star Is Born.
Gaga, 32, was with the film’s director and costar Bradley Cooper as well as other cast members at a Q&A panel at TIFF Sunday.
The singer plays Ally, a struggling artist who has given up on her dream of becoming a singer until seasoned musician Jackson Maine (Cooper) convinces her to try again.
Gaga praised her cast members and Cooper for putting “every last drop of blood from their heart and their veins on set every single day,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“I watched [Cooper] work tirelessly on this film, giving it everything, and you never stopped. Nobody here did,” she explained.
She broke down in tears when Lukas Nelson — son of Willie Nelson and co-writer of songs on the film — told her, “You just destroyed every single scene you were in.”
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The words caused the audience to break into applause which instantly drew a standing ovation.
Gaga was seen breaking into tears as she covered her face with her hands. She lifted her face and mouthed “Thank you” as the audience began to cheer louder.
She has received critical acclaim for her performance in the film with critics calling her “dynamite.“
Cooper, 43, spoke about the experience of working on the film with the actress, saying, “It was the most artistically fulfilling experience that I’ve ever had, and it was the most at home I’ve ever felt ever as an artist.”
Asked if he would ever direct again, Cooper replied, “If someone will fund it, yeah, I’ll do it again.”
A Star Is Born is in theaters Oct. 5.