Here’s Why Lady Gaga Landed First Movie Role In A Robert Rodriguez Film

Lady Gaga started her career as a singer and songwriter and is best known for her hit songs “Bad Romance” and “Paparazzi” and for her outrageous outfits. Her status as a singer quickly elevated to a pop icon. And years later, she boasts of multiplatinum singles, six Grammys, 13 Guinness World Records and one of the most-watched Superbowl performances of all time. However, the “Poker Face” singer shows no sign of stopping and is venturing to another field.

Gaga has exceeded expectations when she dominated the music industry and now the acting field. Her latest film “A Star Is Born,” starring opposite Bradley Cooper, received praises and was recognized by award-giving bodies. The critically acclaimed film earned Gaga nominations at the 2019 Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role and Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. She was also nominated for 2019 Oscars for Best Actress and Best Song categories.

Born as Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, Gaga appeared in several films and television series. In 2015, Gaga starred in “American Horror Story: Hotel” until Jan. 2016. She also appeared in a cameo in the HBO hit series “Sopranos.” But Latin film director Robert Rodriguez has something more to say.

Back in 2013, Rodriguez, now known for “Alita: Battle Angel,” proudly shared how he saw a potential acting career in Gaga, even before Cooper, director of “A Star Is Born,” did. Upon seeing this potential, Rodriguez reached out to Gaga and offered the role of La Chameleon in “Machete Kills.” The director immediately tweeted when Gaga said yes to the role.

Gaga herself was not able to contain her excitement in her debut film. “Yes it’s true, I will be making my debut as an actress in the amazing MACHETE KILLS,” Gaga tweeted. “IM SO EXCITED!!! AH! Filming was insane,” the tweet continued.

Gaga played the fierce La Chameleon, a gun-wielding seductress. Other actors who joined Gaga in “Machete Kills” include Sofia Vergara, Jessica Alba, Michelle Rodriguez, Danny Trejo, Demian Bichir, Amber Heard, Mel Gibson and Charlie Sheen.

After “Machete Kills,” Gaga worked with several films, including “Muppets Most Wanted” (2014), “Sin City: A Dame To Kill For” (2014) and “Gaga: Five Foot Two” (2017).

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