The Lowdown On Why Lady Gaga Has Been 'Laying Low'

Ashley Hunte
Gaga has been laying low as of late.
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Wonder what's been happening with Lady Gaga recently? It seems that the pop superstar and acclaimed actress has been keeping a bit of a low profile over the last few months.

As it turns out, the Grammy-winner has been laying low and focusing on her work in the upcoming sequel to 2019's Joker.

Gaga Was Cast In The Film In 2022.

Posting to her Instagram and other social media pages, Gaga announced her involvement in the sequel, Joker: Folie à Deux, back in August of last year.

She Will Star Opposite Joaquin Phoenix In The Film.

Reprising his role as the titular Joker, Gaga is reportedly portraying Harley Quinn.

A Source Stated That Gaga Is Working Hard On The Film.

"Gaga has been laying low because she is so focused on her work," the source said to ET.

She Is Taking Her Role Very Seriously.

The statement continued, "She's completely immersed in the Joker sequel and a lot of her energy is going toward that. She is totally in the zone and wants to kill it."

Gaga Will Join A Growing List Of Actresses To Portray Harley Quinn In Recent Years.

Gaga will join Margot Robbie, who played Quinn in The Suicide Squad and Birds of Prey, as well as Kaley Cuoco, who lends her voice in the Harley Quinn animated series.

Robbie Is Incredibly Excited To See Gaga Portray Quinn On The Big Screen.

Gaga in a 2016 interview.
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Robbie shared her opinion on passing the torch to Gaga in an interview from December: "I think she's going to do an amazing job. I'm so excited, it's all I could've ever hoped for Harley was that she would become one of those characters, kinda like Batman or Hamlet, that's gets handed from actor to actor, everyone gets a go at playing them."

The 'Joker' Sequel Is Set To Be Released In 2024.

Its release date, October 4th, 2024, is exactly 5 years since the first film hit theaters.

'Joker' Told The Story Of Arthur Fleck, Who Became The Titular Villain.

Over the course of the film, Fleck, a comedian, descends deeper and deeper into madness. Phoenix, who portrayed Fleck, won an Academy Award for his performance.

Gaga's Acting Career Has Already Had Critical Acclaim.

Gaga was revered for her role in 2021's House of Gucci. In 2018, she starred alongside Bradley Cooper in A Star is Born, which earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress.