Liza Minnelli and Lady Gaga
Liza Minnelli and Lady Gaga

Liza Minnelli says Judy Garland would have "laughed" at Lady Gaga's 'A Star Is Born'

ANI | Updated: Jun 17, 2019 14:17 IST

Washington D.C. [USA], June 17 (ANI): While the whole world praised Lady Gaga for her performance in 'A Star Is Born', co-starring Bradley Cooper, actor Liza Minnelli revealed that her late mother and legendary actor Judy Garland would have cracked up at Gaga in the film.
Minnelli spoke about what Garland would have thought about Gaga as her successor in the Cooper directed remake of the film.
"She would have laughed!" Minnelli said, giggling herself as she predicted her mother's reaction during an interview with Entertainment Tonight, reported Page Six.
Still, Minnelli said that her mother would have given Gaga's take on Garland's 1954 film a chance while watching it.
"And then she would have gotten into it. I can hear her saying, 'OK, let's go! Great to the end!'" she said, still laughing.
She was all praises for Renee Zellweger, who is gearing up to play the role of Garland in the biopic titled 'Judy' due later this year, calling her a "wonderful" actor.
However, she still voiced her concerns about the Rupert Goold-directed feature, which is based on Peter Quilter's musical drama about her mother titled, 'End of the Rainbow'.
"I just hope they don't do what they always do. That's all I've got to say," she said.
Garland, who passed away in 1969 at the age of 47 from an accidental barbiturate overdose, starred as Vicki Lester in the first remake of 'A Star Is Born' in 1954, reported US Weekly.
Gaga, who played the role of Ally in Cooper's directorial debut, marked the arrival of the fourth version of the cinematic story.
Like Garland, the 'Shallow' singer earned an Academy Award nomination for her acting chops.
'Judy' will follow the late star's life a year before her accidental overdose. The film will hit the big screens on September 27, this year. (ANI)