What Barbra Streisand thinks of Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper's 'A Star Is Born' remake

When Lady Gaga took on the starring role in A Star Is Born, she stepped into the shoes of another famed singer-turned-actress, Barbra Streisand, who previously played the same role as an up-and-coming songstress in the 1976 iteration of the classic romantic drama.

Speaking with The New York Times for a profile published on Tuesday, the 10-time GRAMMY winner had some supportive words for the "Million Reasons" singer's take on the timeless story, in which she stars opposite Bradley Cooper.

"I haven’t seen it completed. Bradley did show me the opening," said Streisand, who starred opposite Kris Kristofferson in the role Cooper embodied in the recent reimagining. "I was surprised by how similar it was to my version."

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Kris Kristofferson and Barbra Streisand on the set of 'A Star is Born'. (Photo by Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images)
Kris Kristofferson and Barbra Streisand in a romantic scene from the Warner Brothers 1976 film, A Star is Born, directed by Frank Pierson.
NEW YORK CITY - DECEMBER 23: Actress/Singer Barbra Streisand and producer Jon Peters attend 'A Star is Born' Premiere Party on December 23, 1976 at the Tavern on the Green in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
(Original Caption) New York: Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson (R), stars of A Star Is Born, and Lon Peters the film's producer, join hands at the party 12/23 in honor of Miss Streisand given by The Association For A Better New York.
Barbra Streisand during 'A Star Is Born' New York City Premiere - After Party at Tavern on the Green in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Kris Kristofferson, Barbra Streisand, and Jon Peters (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
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Barbra Streisand on the set of 'A Star is Born'. (Photo by Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images)
Barbra Streisand performing at an outdoor concert in a scene from the Warner Brothers 1976 film, A Star is Born, directed by Frank Pierson.
Kris Kristofferson and Barbra Streisand on the set of 'A Star is Born'. (Photo by Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images)
Kris Kristofferson and Barbra Streisand on the set of 'A Star is Born'. (Photo by Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images)
Kris Kristofferson and Barbra Streisand on the set of 'A Star is Born'. (Photo by Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images)
Kris Kristofferson, Barbra Streisand, and Jon Peters are on location, in Sun Devil Stadium, for the filming of 'A Star Is Born', 1976. (Photo by Warner Brothers/Getty Images)
American actress and singer Barbra Streisand holding her two Academy Awards Oscar statuettes, circa 1976. (Photo by Terry O'Neill/Iconic Images/Getty Images)
(Original Caption) Phoenix, Arizona: Barbra Streisand, actress, shown performing to young crowd at Phoenix Tempe Football Stadium in movie A Star is Born.
(Original Caption) Phoenix, Arizona: Barbra Streisand, actress, shown performing to young crowd at Phoenix Tempe Football Stadium in movie A Star is Born.
Singers Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson attending the premiere party for 'A Star is Born' on December 23, 1976 at the Tavern on the Green in New York City, New York. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Kris Kristofferson, Barbra Streisand, and Jon Peters are on location, in Sun Devil Stadium, for the filming of 'A Star Is Born', 1976. (Photo by Warner Brothers/Getty Images)
Barbra Streisand on the set of 'A Star is Born'. (Photo by Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images)
Kris Kristofferson and Barbra Streisand on the set of 'A Star is Born'. (Photo by Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images)
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The new take on A Star Is Born is the most recent remake of the 1937 classic of the same name, starring Janet Gaynor and Fredric March. The film was first remade by iconic director George Cukor in 1954, starring Judy Garland and James Mason. 

Late filmmaker Frank Pierson helmed Streisand's version, while the latest take on the story served as Cooper's directorial debut. And while there was bound to be similarities between the different interpretations, Streisand had a lot of praise for some of the unique aspects that Cooper managed to add.

"I loved how he used the drag bar," Streisand reflected, referring to the scene, early in the film, where Cooper's character, grizzled country star Jackson Maine, first discovers Gaga's character, aspiring singer Ally Campana. "I thought that was new and interesting."

"What I’ve seen of the film, I really liked," Streisand added.

The two-time Oscar winner isn't the only one who appreciated Cooper and Gaga's take on A Star Is Born -- the film currently holds an impressive 90% on Rotten Tomatoes andd it's earned a worldwide gross of $256 million off it's comparably modest $36 million budget.

There's also a great deal of awards season buzz surrounding the pair, with particular acclaim directed at their vocal performances and fiery chemistry.

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VENICE, ITALY - AUGUST 31: Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga are seen during the 75th Venice Film Festival on August 31, 2018 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Antony Jones/GC Images)
VENICE, ITALY - AUGUST 31: Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga attend 'A Star Is Born' photocall during the 75th Venice Film Festival at Sala Casino on August 31, 2018 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Elisabetta A. Villa/WireImage)
VENICE, ITALY - AUGUST 31: Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga are seen during the 75th Venice Film Festival on August 31, 2018 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Ernesto Ruscio/GC Images)
VENICE, ITALY - AUGUST 31: Actor Bradley Cooper and Singer and actress Lady Gaga attend 'A Star Is Born' photocall during the 75th Venice Film Festival at Sala Casino on August 31, 2018 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Daniele Venturelli/Daniele Venturelli/WireImage)
VENICE, ITALY - AUGUST 31: Actor Bradley Cooper and Singer and actress Lady Gaga attend 'A Star Is Born' photocall during the 75th Venice Film Festival at Sala Casino on August 31, 2018 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)
VENICE, ITALY - AUGUST 31: Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper are seen during the 75th Venice Film Festival on August 31, 2018 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Franco Origlia/GC Images)
VENICE, ITALY - AUGUST 31: Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper attend 'A Star Is Born' photocall during the 75th Venice Film Festival at Sala Casino on August 31, 2018 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)
VENICE, ITALY - AUGUST 31: Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper are seen during the 75th Venice Film Festival on August 31, 2018 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Franco Origlia/GC Images)
VENICE, ITALY - AUGUST 31: Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper are seen during the 75th Venice Film Festival on August 31, 2018 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Franco Origlia/GC Images)
VENICE, ITALY - AUGUST 31: Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga are seen during the 75th Venice Film Festival on August 31, 2018 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/GC Images)
VENICE, ITALY - AUGUST 31: Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga are seen during the 75th Venice Film Festival on August 31, 2018 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Franco Origlia/GC Images)
VENICE, ITALY - AUGUST 31: Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga are seen during the 75th Venice Film Festival on August 31, 2018 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Daniele Venturelli/Daniele Venturelli/GC Images,)
VENICE, ITALY - AUGUST 31: Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga are seen during the 75th Venice Film Festival on August 31, 2018 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Franco Origlia/GC Images)
director and actor Bradley Cooper and singer and actress Lady Gaga arrive at the Excelsior Hotel on August 31, 2018 during the 75th Venice Film Festival at Venice Lido. (Photo by Vincenzo PINTO / AFP) (Photo credit should read VINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images)
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