After winning the Best Song Oscar, Gaga told reporters in the Oscars press room that Bradley told her to her to find some "joy."
"That's actually what Bradley said to me yesterday, right before we did our last rehearsal for this performance of 'Shallow.' He said, 'Let's just drop a little bit of joy.' And I said, 'Okay.' And, it turns out, joy did a lot for me."
Was their performance "joyful"? Sure... maybe not for his girlfriend Irina Shayk. Regardless, the audience lapped it UP.
In the same press conference, Lady Gaga added that the song itself should inspire people to dig deep.
"The unfortunate truth is that our cell phone — as I watch you all typing — are becoming reality. In this song, we provide not just a conversation, but also a very poignant statement. 'I wish to not be in the shallow, but I am. But I wish to dive off the deep end. And watch me do it,'" she explained. "During, I think, a very shallow time, it's a chance for us all to grab hands and just dive off into the water together and swim into the deepest depths of the ocean together."
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