Lady Gaga’s photo dressed as Harley Quinn went viral on social media, leading fans to speculate about her portrayal of the character. However, it has been revealed that the photo is a fake, created by merging Gaga’s style with Harley’s appearance. Gaga is reportedly playing a version of Harley Quinn in the ‘Joker’ sequel, alongside Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker.
Lady Gaga hit the top trends over the weekend when a photo of the actress, as the character Harley Quinn went viral online.
The photo doing the rounds on social media, see the beauty in the rain, while sporting a comic book-accurate yellow and red costume. The picture, believed to be an official still, had fans all hyped and excited about the actress’ portrayal of the famed character, who was last played by Margot Robbie.
“Can you imagine if Gaga’s Harley Quinn & Heath Ledger’s Joker were in the same movie?” Asked a fan.
Another said, “Gaga was built to play Harley Quinn.”
Lady Gaga as Harley Quinn in Joker 2 pic.twitter.com/4TCbeG8nkx
— Joe (@JungleBatman) October 9, 2023
Gaga was built to play Harley Quinn pic.twitter.com/VQYOdrO56s
— DO☈ITO❦ (@popwarning) October 16, 2023
🤡 Looking forward to seeing Gaga as Harley Quinn. pic.twitter.com/Xy8QwO7OQ1
— Echo Romeo Indigo Cherry (@ecormeondgochry) October 9, 2023
lady gaga as harley quinn might be the most brilliant casting in film history. i can’t think of anyone else to play a psychotic love obsessed freak pic.twitter.com/5VYX7OKTWt
— ً (@keaaaaley) October 12, 2023
However, according to the latest reports, the photo is a fake. A tweet read, “Facebook users are circulating a fake image of Lady Gaga as Harley Quinn in Joker: Folie á Deux.”
The artwork seamlessly merged Gaga’s distinct style with Harley’s iconic appearance, producing a striking portrayal that was good enough to fool even die-hard fans.
Gaga is reportedly playing a version of the DC Comics character Harley Quinn, a psychiatrist who finds herself smitten with
Joaquin Phoenix’s Arthur Fleck, aka the Joker, before taking on his villainous ways.
Margot Robbie had previously portrayed Quinn in the ‘Suicide Squad’ films and ‘Birds of Prey’. Kaley Cuoco voices the character on the ongoing HBO Max animated series ‘Harley Quinn.’
Gaga confirmed her involvement with the ‘Joker’ sequel last August. Director Todd Phillips’ original ‘Joker’ was a critical and commercial smash in 2019, becoming the highest-grossing R-rated film in history.
It won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival and was a major competitor at the year’s Academy Awards, earning 11 nominations andscoring wins for Phoenix in the best actor category and Hildur Guonadottir for best original score.