Local 706 - The Artisan

Fall 2018

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30 • THE ARTISAN FALL 2018 A STAR IS BORN W hen Bradley Cooper first told me about A Star Is Born, that it would be his directing debut, along with Lady Gaga as the leading lady, I had chills run down my arms. I knew at that very moment this was going to be special project. The chills never stopped to this day. I've been excited about projects before however, never as much as this film. The first thing I did was to put a talented team together to help this project come to life. Along with myself, I had Joy Zapata as my key hair stylist, Fredric Aspiras who has worked with Lady Gaga for more than 10 years, Dawn Dudley and Bruce Samia, who helped on busy days. One of the most important things for us as a team was to make the characters "realistic," meaning someone you would see in real life on a day-to-day basis. We strived to find that little piece the audi- ence could identify within themselves or identify with in some way was the no. 1 goal. I believe we succeeded! CONTINUED ON PAGE 33 B Y L O R I M c C O Y - B E L L JOURNEYMAN HAIR STYLIST AND DEPARTMENT HEAD W orking on A Star Is Born was an absolute treat. From the first time I met Bradley Cooper in his office, I knew this was going to be an incredible jour- ney. One of the funny things was that when I went in, I didn't know I already had the job. When the interview was over, I was shocked when he told me I already had it and that Jennifer Lawrence had given me such a rave review, he wasn't going to look any further. The DP was there also at the interview and it seems that Jennifer had done the same for him. So thanks, my darling Jennifer. I was so happy to be a part of Bradley's directorial debut. Not only is he an incredible actor but he is also an awesome rock star, who knew? What an undertaking to take on. Three firsts in one film. Directing, playing guitar and singing. What a spectacular accomplishment! CONTINUED ON PAGE 32 B Y V E N E I L L JOURNEYMAN MAKE-UP ARTIST AND DEPARTMENT HEAD M A K E - U P Photos: Courtesy of Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc. H A I R

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