“You are not the voice you were born with,” says the world’s number one celebrity voice coach Roger Love. “You were born with an instrument, but nobody showed you how to use it.”
Case in point: Bradley Cooper, whom Love has just coached to a stunning performance in “A Star Is Born” with Lady Gaga. Cooper proved to be an incredibly diligent student, arriving at Love’s studio at 7:30 every morning, ready for his voice lessons. “We found out that he was born with a great instrument. He just never learned how to play it,” Love says. “So I tuned it all up, and then we worked on all the songs.”
The film’s premiere, Love says, left him speechless. “[Cooper] not only holds his own singing duets with Lady Gaga; he sounds amazing.” Already, critics are speculating that the film has Academy Award potential, and it wouldn’t be the first time Love has coached such a performance: Actor Jeff Bridges won an Academy Award for “Crazy Heart,” and Reese Witherspoon’s star turn in “Walk the Line” earned her Best Actress.