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Liza Minnelli Said Judy Garland Would Have 'Laughed' At Gaga's Version Of 'A Star Is Born'

Liza Minnelli has described how she thinks her mother Judy Garland might have reacted to the most recent version of 'A Star Is Born'.

The original 1937 film has been made three times now:  in 1954 with the 'Wizard of Oz' star appearing alongside James Mason, in 1976 starring Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson and in 2018 with Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper.

Garland died in 1969, missing out on seeing both Barbra and Gaga take on the same role as she did decades earlier, but her daughter Liza reckons she knows how her mum would have reacted. 

"She would have laughed," Minnelli told ET.

"And then she would have gotten into it."

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Presumably, Garland would have laughed because Hollywood would have been almost completely unrecognisable from the one she grew up in -- from the opening scene in an LA drag bar to the style of music Gaga's character Ally is singing by the end of the film.

"I can hear her saying, 'Okay, let's go!'" Minnelli added. "Great to the end!"

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Garland is the subject of a brand new biopic --'Judy' -- set for release later this year, with Renée Zellweger to play the screen icon.

Minnelli told ET that she believes Zellweger is "wonderful" but clearly has a few qualms about the film based on her mother's life.

"I just hope they don't do what they always do. That's all I've got to say," Liza mysteriously said.

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