Lady Gaga to Make Acting Debut in ‘Machete Kills’

Lady Gaga will make her film acting debut in Robert Rodriguez’ “Machete Kills.”

The singer joined the cast of Robert Rodriguez’s Machete Kills, playing a character called La Chameleón. Photo: Robert Rodriguez/Twitter

“I just finished working with @LadyGaga on @MacheteKills,” tweeted the US movie-maker. “She kicked SO MUCH ASS! Holy Smokes. Blown away!”

Mother Monster became the latest entry in an impressive round of stunt casting. The list of Gaga’s co-workers includes Charlie Sheen as the president of the United States and Mel Gibson as eccentric billionaire arms dealer Luther Voz.

The pop star retweeted Rodriguez and confirmed: “Yes its true, I will be making my debut as an actress ln the amazing MACHETE KILLS BY @RODRIGUEZ IM SO EXCITED!!! AH! Filming was insane.”

Gaga, whose real name is Stefani Germanotta, will play a woman named La Chameleon; in a new character poster for the film, the sequel to 2010’s Machete, she sports a classy wolfskin coat (complete with actual wolf’s head), a basque and a stylish shooter.

However, nothing particular is known about the singer’s role, which is likely to be a cameo or smaller film appearance. Robert Rodriguez’s uploaded a poster of the movie, featuring Gaga.

As The Guardian reports, the movie will once again star Danny Trejo as the former Mexican federale turned ultimate badass, alongside Amber Heard, Jessica Alba, Zoe Saldana, Sofia Vergara and Damian Bichir.

“Machete Kills”, the second film in “Machete” franchise, will pick up with the title character mourning his lost love. He is then recruited by the U.S. president to take down a cartel leader before he fires a missile at America.

Gaga has already voiced her dream to act. In December, the singer told Ellen DeGeneres about her fantasy project. “My dream would be to be in a Woody Allen movie,” she said at the time.

The movie is scheduled to be released next year, and meanwhile the pop star is gearing up for a big 2013.

“She has been hard at work on her follow-up album to 2011’s Born This Way and gave fans a sneak peek by playing a new song out of her car in New York City. In September, Gaga is expected to reveal the title of her much-anticipated new album,” reports MTV.

In addition to this, MGA Entertainment, the manufacturer of the popular Bratz line of toys, has filed a lawsuit against the singer over a breach of contract, Rolling Stone writes.

The company accuses Gag and her management company owned merchandising firm Bravado International Group delayed the approval of a Gaga doll line, and the company is seeking over $10 million in damages.

According to the lawsuit, the toy makers agreed to produce dolls in Gaga’s image in December 2011 and that Bravado (the merchandising firm) paid a $1 million fee and planned to release the product before “the 2012 Christmas shopping season.”

However, in April MGA was told that Monster singer “wanted to delay production and shipping until her new album is released in 2013.”

MGA “agreed to an excessively generous royalty rate, invested millions into the pre-production of the Lady Gaga Dolls and put its reputation and goodwill on the line in order to secure distributors and retail shelf space…”

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