Lady Gaga

The singer-and-actress who played Ally in ‘A Star Is Born’ channelled her experience of being bullied into her insecure character. The ‘Born This Way’ hitmaker, who was thrown into a bin by a group of boys for following her dreams, also used her trauma to inspire her music. She said: "Well, what's different between Ally and [myself] is that when I decided I was going to go for it as a singer and songwriter, I just hit the ground running. "I really believed in myself. Ally is not this way. My character in this film, she doesn't believe in herself at all. She's very jaded by the music industry and she's given up on herself. "What I had to do was go back further into my childhood, into my high school years, when I was bullied and made fun of for having big dreams. “It wasn’t until a bit later I realised how much it affected me and how much it was still very present.”

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