Bradley Cooper cast his own dog in his new film A Star Is Born

goss 04/10/2018

A Star Is Born is the newest movie that everyone is talking about. It's about to hit cinemas and stars Bradley Cooper alongside Lady Gaga. The movie is about a famous musician (Cooper) falling in love with a struggling artist (Gaga). He helps her career take off, but their relationship breaks down in the process.

While the pair have no children between them, they do co-own a dog. And Bradley Cooper, who not only stars in the film but also wrote and directed it, saw only one doggo fit for the role.

His family dog, Charlie.

Cooper told PEOPLE last week at the film’s Los Angeles premiere:

There was no nepotism—I wanted this relationship with the dog. [Jackson and Ally] don’t have a child together but they have a dog together, and I wanted it to be part of their story. I love dogs.

Cooper's dog Charlie is named after his late father and Bradley went on to state that "That meant a lot for him to be in the film."