The producers behind the 2023 Academy Awards revealed in a brand new interview Monday (March 13) simply how Woman Gaga‘s efficiency got here collectively on the eleventh hour.
As reported forward of the awards present, the Oscar-winning pop star was initially not slated to carry out resulting from her busy schedule filming the upcoming Joker sequel Folie à Deux reverse Joaquin Phoenix. Nonetheless, that modified the morning of the present, when she was introduced as a last-minute performer in a shock about-face.
“Honestly, and this is not to pat ourselves on the back, because we’re very bad at that, but we’ve built up trust in the relationship with Gaga over the years,” Oscars government producer Ricky Kirshner advised The Hollywood Reporter. “I did the Tremendous Bowl together with her and Glenn has performed many awards exhibits together with her, together with the ‘Shallow’ efficiency on the Oscars.
“She really wanted to do something,” he continued. “She honestly was shooting her movie — there was no trickery involved. And Thursday, at four-something, we got a text that she wanted to try something, didn’t have time to put together a big performance, but wanted it to be raw and people to see the real Gaga, and, with a voice like that, you don’t need much more than that.”
Mom Monster’s ensuing efficiency of her finest unique tune nominee “Hold My Hand” was removed from a grandiose spectacle, with the singer opting as a substitute to put on a easy black T-shirt and ripped denims to run via a stripped-down rendering of the High Gun: Maverick monitor. “It’s deeply personal for me, and I think that we all need each other. We need a lot of love to walk through this life,” she advised the viewers earlier than launching into the tune.
Revisit Gaga’s newest Oscars efficiency beneath.