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Tapping into painful past for 'A Star Is Born' was 'cathartic' for Cooper

IANS  |  Los Angeles 

couldnt avoid remembering his while making ""

In remake, co-stars as Jackson Maine, a rocker battling alcoholism and drug addiction as he falls in love with his musical protege Ally (played by Lady Gaga).

The movie also marks Cooper's directorial debut.

In 2016, revealed in an interview with that he struggled with drugs and alcohol.

It's that past that Cooper now says helped his work as Jackson.

"Anytime you're trying to tell the truth you need to go to places and use things that have happened to you, or you've read about or experienced," Cooper told Variety.com at the Toronto International Festival premiere.

"And that's all part of the beauty of turning whatever things you've gone through into a story. I find that to be very cathartic. I remember learning that in grad school, our said all the insecurities, all the dark stuff you get to use that and that's really the truth," he added.

At the time of the Walters interview, Cooper said he was sober from drugs and alcohol for 11 years.

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First Published: Mon, September 10 2018. 11:54 IST
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