The premiere of A Star Is Born was electrifying – literal.
Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga's major unveiling of her planned film was cut through by the lightning from the Venice Film Festival about halfway through on Friday night, Variety reported
The incident caused technical difficulties when the projector lamp for the Film bleed out, causing the screen to go dark for about 15 minutes after exiting.
Not The 32-year-old pop star was seen by reporters as laughing and blowing when the festival technicians tried to solve the problem. Variety reports
Once the screen was back, the audience applauded and began to cheer, Deadline reported
TV presenter Derek Blasberg tweeted about the failure and wrote : "LADY GAGA IS ELECTRIFYING Literally, I'm in Venice for the film festival, and I'm in the audience at the premiere of" A Star is Born, "and the theater was struck by lightning ̵
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In a second tweet, he tweeted Cooper – the director of the movie – shouted from that place, "Thanks for waiting!"
The film critic of the Guardian Peter Bradshaw, also tweeted from the premiere and wrote: "Spectacular thunderstorm over Venice right now, and that's just the moment A Star Is Born has its premiere Yes, but see, rationalists can also admire this film # Venezia75 . "
He added in another tweet that the storm must have been a response to Gaga's indomitable performance.
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"The Storm Here in Venice it is extraordinary and there is overwhelming evidence that the Cosmos is passionate about Lady Gaga's performance and who can blame them? # Venezia75 " Bradshaw tweeted.
Gaga, who was born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, received critical acclaim for her role in A Star Is Born Globe winner plays Ally, a fighting artist who has given up her dream of becoming a singer, until the veteran musician Jackson Maine (Cooper) persuades them to try again
A Star Is Born is in theaters Oct 5.