Netflix Will Air A Star Is Born With Restored Footage

New version includes scene with Barbra Streisand performing 'Evergreen'
By Janet Cromley,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 15, 2018 4:16 PM CDT

A re-cut version of Barbra Streisand’s A Star Is Born, with restored footage, is premiering Friday night on Netflix. The film will include a previously cut scene of Streisand performing an instrumental version of “Evergreen” on the guitar for Kris Kristofferson, who played her lover, reports Billboard. Later in the movie, the two stars sing the song together, and it went on to win an Academy Award for best original song. Streisand, who co-wrote the song with Paul Williams, served as executive producer of the 1976 movie, notes the New York Times. “I learned how to play the guitar and wrote the melody to ‘Evergreen’ for this film—and ended up cutting this scene out,” she says. “Who knew the song would become such a big hit?” Netflix is also airing six Streisand specials spanning four decades. (More Barbra Streisand stories.)

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