The Daily Mirror claims that Quentin Tarantino wants Lady Gaga for a role in a future film. Of course, this is a British tabloid story, likely based only on the fact that Gaga made a video last year which was basically a Tarantino homage co-starring Beyonce and on the coincidence that both Gaga and Tarantino are in Cannes right now.
According to the Daily Mirror today (May 12), the Pulp Fiction director is keen to meet up with Gaga at the Cannes Film Festival, where the singer performed last night. A source told the paper: “It’s no secret Quentin’s been eyeing up Gaga for a role in one of his up-and-coming films. And now they’re both in Cannes, he’s keen to show off his movie star credentials.”
Gaga is a confirmed fan of the director, having based her video for her duet with Beyonce, “Telephone”, around his Kill Bill film series.
Tarantino has recently confirmed his new film, which he has finished the script for, will be titled Django Unchained. The film will tell the story of a freed slave’s revenge against his former master. Whether this is what he had in mind for Gaga or not isn’t quite clear yet… [via NME]
Despite this being complete tabloid gossip, it’s fun to imagine how Gaga’s big screen debut would manifest itself. Maybe she could play a seductress who doubles as a faceless criminal in a comic book-styled pulp action thriller. Hmm. No, no, this is better…She’ll be a sexy, tough New Yorker who helps round out a team of professional female baseballers in a World War II era dramedy. Nah, I got it now. I’m tellin ya, this is the one…She’d be perfect in the lead role of a rags-to-riches biopic musical about a strong female spiritual leader in some South American country. Is anyone in Hollywood reading this? I’m available for work…Have your people call my people.