You know when we do these Q and A's and things together, sometimes you call me "gaga".
But we both know that you call me Stephanie.
I ran from Stephanie for a long time, and I put on a superhero cape, and called myself Lady gaga.
And you challenged me to deep dive into a place, where I had to see her again, where I had to be Stephanie again.
I'm so grateful to you, not just for making me a better actress, but I'm so grateful to you that not have I only been able to call you as a professional, but I've been able to call on you as a friend and cry, and be myself and have you never ever judged me, and still respect me as a professional.
Thank you for that. It means everything to me.
I've never had an artistic experience like this before and there's really only truly one human being on the planet that your remind me of and that's Tony Bennett.
And to me, that man is a legend.
He said to me something passed down to him from Duke Ellington who he would sneak in the back door during segregation to do jazz tunes together.
He said number one, Duke Ellington said to Tony never give up.
Number two, always listen to rule number one.
You never give up. I have never seen somebody work so hard as I saw you work on this film.
You have worked for years on this film and you all have the privilege of watching the movie but I wish you had the privilege that I had that you got to be a witness to watching Bradley direct because it's magic.