The Sneaky Way Lady Gaga Is Pulling Double Duty at Coachella
By Yohana Desta. Photos: Getty Images, Courtesy of Twitter.
Lady Gaga has found a way to kill two birds with one stone through her Coachella gig. The singer, who took over the festival’s headlining slot after Beyoncé dropped out due to her pregnancy, will also shoot scenes with Bradley Cooper there for the duo’s upcoming remake of A Star Is Born, per Deadline. The announcement also clued fans in to a new detail about Gaga’s revamped character—she might be playing a country singer.
Warner Bros. tweeted out the announcement on Friday, alerting Coachellagoers that if they wanted to be in the scene, filming on April 18 and 19, they would need to buy a $10 ticket and dress in country-themed attire. The proceeds will go to Gaga’s Born This Way foundation.
“The scenes for these days will portray a Country Western music concert,” the announcement reads. “All you Monsters that can attend should get decked out in your most comfortable denim & boots, throw on a Stetson (leave those pink Joanne hats at home) and come out to show your support!”
The pink-hat note is a reference to Gaga’s latest album, Joanne, a rock/country-infused record. The cover art featured Gaga wearing a pink wide-brimmed hat. Now festival-goers have to figure out how to invert their flower crowns into some sort of acceptable country attire. Do they even sell Stetsons in the Indio desert?
Details about the Cooper-Gaga Star remake, which Cooper is also directing, have been scant since it was announced late last year. The country tidbit is a new reimagining of the classic tale about a struggling singer’s rise to stardom. In the past two film versions, first starring Judy Garland, and later Barbra Streisand, the soundtrack largely stuck to pop music. Perhaps Gaga’s latest turn for Joanne inspired her to bring something new to the famous story?
Post-Joanne, though, the singer seems to be turning back to traditional pop. During her first Coachella set, Gaga announced and performed a new song titled “The Cure,” a minimal synth pop record that builds into a sweeping, dance-worthy chorus. The new single doesn’t appear to be tied to the upcoming Star Is Born remake, which is scheduled for a September 2018 release and is already available to buy on iTunes.
This story originally appeared on Vanity Fair.
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