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What Bradley Cooper said to Lady Gaga ahead of their "romantic" Oscars performance.

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s much-hyped performance of ‘Shallow’ at the Oscars was every bit as electric as fans had hoped.

Now Gaga has given an insight into how she and Cooper prepared to perform the Oscar-winning song.

In the press room at the Academy Awards, the 32-year-old singer commented on her performance, revealing the conversation she and the A Star Is Born director had before their final rehearsal.

Let’s rewatch the performance:

Video via Nine

“He said, ‘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’,” the actress said, according to People.

“That’s actually what Bradley said to me yesterday, right before we did our last rehearsal for this performance of ‘Shallow’.

“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.”

As Gaga said, the pep talk worked, inspiring an impressive performance that definitely sparked joy in the audience.

But the pair may have done a little too good a job at making viewers happy, with many taking their latest performance as proof they’re in love.

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But what perhaps those fans are losing sight of (and heck, we’re guilty of this too) is that Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper are actors. And it’s very possible (actually, very likely) that they are just acting like they are in love.

Which is maybe where Cooper’s comments come from.

Perhaps he knows how much joy fantasising about a real-life romance between the two stars is bringing us, and he was telling Gaga to give us what we want.

In which case, thank you, Coops. We appreciate it.

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