Lady Gaga said she wouldn’t be where she is today if it wasn’t for her gay fans.
The singer landed her first lead role in a movie in the reboot of the classic A Star is Born alongside Bradley Cooper and although she has a successful music career, she says it is only because of her loyal, gay following.
She told reporters at the Toronto International Film Festival: “I really wouldn’t be here without the gay community, what they have taught me about love and acceptance and bravery.
“I make a joke sometimes, behind every female icon is a gay man.”
Gaga has received rave reviews for her role in the new movie where she plays Ally – a role previously portrayed by Barbra Streisand in 1976 and originated by Judy Garland in 1937.
She continued: “I think Bradley is an incredible filmmaker.
“I have acted before, but I’ve never been the lead actress of a feature film.
“Every day on set was such a thrill to watch him work. You can see the gears turning while he’s working even when he’s in character.”
A Star is Born is slated to be released next month. Watch the trailer below: