London, Sep 30 (PTI) Singer Lady Gaga has revealed that she tried to sneak make-up in while shooting “A Star is Born”, but director Bradley Cooper did not give her any leeway.Also Read - Lady Gaga Wells up as She Bags Her First Oscar Award For Shallow From A Star Is Born

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“I tried to sneak some make-up in, but Bradley wouldn’t go for it…” Gaga said during an appearance on “The Graham Norton Show”.

Cooper, who also features in the film as Jackson, a rocker on a downward spiral, revealed the make-up ban was simply “how the character is”.

Known for her experimental style statement, Gaga said the role put her in “the right place” she needed to be.

“… When my character talks about how ugly she feels – that was real. I’m so insecure. I like to preach, but I don’t always practice what I preach,” she said.

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