- Lady Gaga appeared on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Wednesday and said that she used to practice her Oscars acceptance speech when she was a 14-year-old restaurant hostess in New York City.
- “I’d be standing there with nothing to do and I would just go, ‘I’d like to thank the Academy for this tremendous honor. I’ve wanted to be an actress my whole life,'” Gaga recalled.
- The singer said that people at the bar “would howl with laughter, like, ‘That’s never gonna happen.'”
- Gaga recently took home an Oscar for best original song for “Shallow,” which is part of the award-winning movie “A Star Is Born.”
“Everyone at the bar would howl with laughter, like, ‘That’s never gonna happen,'” Gaga recalled during an appearance on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Wednesday.
The Oscar-winning singer explained that she took on a job as a teenager because she “wanted more money than my allowance.” While working as a hostess in New York City, Gaga said that she sometimes found herself bored when business was slow. To pass the time, she’d craft her speech.
“I’d be standing there with nothing to do and I would just go, ‘I’d like to thank the Academy for this tremendous honor. I’ve wanted to be an actress my whole life.'”
Since releasing “Just Dance” and “Poker Face” in 2008, Gaga has successfully managed to establish herself as a prominent entertainer. Aside from multiple studio albums, the 32-year-old won a Golden Globe for her role on “American Horror Story.”
At the 2019 Golden Globes, the singer took home an award for best original song in a motion picture for “Shallow.” The song was written by Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando, and Andrew Wyatt and appears in “A Star Is Born.”
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Most recently, Gaga and her “Star Is Born” co-star Bradley Cooper took the stage at the Oscars to perform an “intimate” rendition of “Shallow.” The performance was praised by fans and earned two standing ovations.
At the 2019 Academy Awards on Sunday, the singer was nominated for best actress for her role as Ally in “A Star Is Born.” She also delivered an emotional speech following her win for best original song.
“If you are at home, and you’re sitting on your couch and you’re watching this right now, all I have to say is that this is hard work,” she said. “I’ve worked hard for a long time, and it’s not about, you know … It’s not about winning. But what it’s about is not giving up.”
She added: “If you have a dream, fight for it. There’s a discipline for passion. And it’s not about how many times you get rejected or you fall down or you’re beaten up. It’s about how many times you stand up and are brave and you keep on going.”
Watch the video below (Gaga talks about her acceptance speech at 9:09).
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