However, A Star Is Bornwas reportedly put on hold after Beyoncé fell pregnant with her daughter Blue Ivy. But as we know, this version of the movie wasn’t meant to be, and a few months after the birth of her child, Beyoncé left the project altogether. Eastwood, too, ultimately focused his energy elsewhere, taking the lead in 2012 movie Trouble with the Curve.
Cooper’s name subsequently became attached to the project, and A Star Is Bornstarted on its course to success. Then in 2015 it was announced that he had officially signed on not only to act in the film, but also to direct it – marking the actor’s first turn at the helm of a production. And that meant that it was up to him to find his perfect co-star.
Born in Philadelphia in January of 1975, Cooper wanted to be an actor from a young age. After graduating from the New School’s Actors Studio program, he made his start in Hollywood, with his first television appearance arriving in 1999. But it wasn’t long before Cooper started landing larger roles in, for example, TV series Alias– opposite Jennifer Garner – and 2005’s big-screen comedy Wedding Crashers. His big break, though, came in 2009 with the commercially successful comedy The Hangover.