Despite reports, Lady Gaga will not be playing Donatella Versace in the upcoming third season of FX’s “American Crime Story,” which will explore the 1997 murder of fashion designer Gianni Versace.
In fact, when asked by Variety on Thursday, show creator Ryan Murphy said that casting Gaga as Donatella was never even in talks.
Speaking to a small group of reporters at the Television Critics Association winter press tour in Pasadena, Calif., Murphy was asked if the superstar would be playing the fashion icon, He simply responded, “No.”
Asked if the casting scenario was ever a discussion with Gaga, Murphy told Variety, “Not really. She’s a friend. But she’s very busy this next year — she’s doing Super Bowl and then she’s doing ‘A Star Is Born’ and I believe that she’s going on tour. And when you’re going to do a show like Versace, it’s a five-month commitment, it’s a very big show, we’re shooting it all over the world. So I just don’t think with her schedule, I knew that it would never had worked. But I would love to work with her on something in the future.”
Tabloid reports were published in November 2016 stating that Gaga would be playing Donatella, though at the time, Variety sources said that casting was not true.
Gaga, of course, has past ties to Murphy. She starred in “American Horror Story: Hotel” for which she won a Golden Globe.
The musician has recently turned to acting, which she says has always been her longtime passion. Up next, she is starring alongside Bradley Cooper in the remake of “A Star Is Born,” as Murphy mentioned in our interview today.
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