Harley Quinn is back, but not quite as you remember her. In set photos from Joker: Folie à Deux, Harley looks like a completely different person than that of other recent film portrayals of the character. The internet erupted when Lady Gaga was cast in the iconic role. The news received everything from excitement to flat out hatred and vitriol. Additionally, the film was announced to be a musical. That news was met with lots of trepidation from fans. However, as images have started to be released both officially and from the set, it seems that fans can put their fears to rest. At the very least, the role is in the hands of a very talented performer.
Lady Gaga, whose real name is Stefani Germanotta, has already established herself as an iconic singer. Now, she's begun to establish herself as a household-name actress, as well. In 2015, she made her acting debut in the fifth season of the TV show American Horror Story. She received favorable reviews for it and even snagged the Best Actress Golden Globe. A Star is Born, in which she co-starred with Bradley Cooper, saw her nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress. Gaga also starred in House of Gucci, for which she was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award. She is well known for being a gifted and versatile performer, and her reputation as an actor is no different.
Gaga Is A Triple Threat
New video has surfaced on Twitter from the set of Joker: Folie à Deux. The footage shows the same Bronx staircase that was featured in the first Joker film. Though it is difficult to see much since it was filmed from so far away, you can see Lady Gaga at the top of the stairs, singing and dancing to herself before a large group of police officers descend upon her. It seems that this iteration of Harley Quinn will still have an obsession with the Joker or "Mr. J", as she so often calls him. Lady Gaga will no doubt bring a fresh new perspective to the character.
Unsurprisingly, when the footage was posted on Twitter, fans went crazy. They expressed both excitement and impatience. "In agony until I can watch this scene," said one fan. "Nahhh fr this movie is gonna be fire tho," commented another. Sadly, fans will have to wait quite some time still. The movie is still more than a year away, as it's slated to be released in October of 2024. Until then, we'll have to make do with fan-filmed videos of the set.