According to People, Cooper reportedly shared words of encouragement with Gaga before their electrifying performance. The two actors performed their Oscar-nominated duet, “Shallow”, which won Best Original Song for Gaga.
Gaga prefaced Cooper’s encouraging words by saying, “One of the hardest things in life is to be brave enough to be yourself. I wish to everyone that is going to that celebration to feel a joy inside of them.” Gaga then shared Cooper’s words, saying: “He said, ‘Let’s just drop a little bit of joy.’ And I said, ‘Okay.’ And turns out, joy did a whole lot for me.”
Gaga and Cooper’s performance was applauded for the intense chemistry the two showed. They received a standing ovation from the audience, and praise from the production crew as they journeyed backstage. The performance given by Gaga and Cooper quickly became the talk of the night, sending social media in a buzz.
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