Sorry Little Monsters…Lady Gaga won’t be playing the role of Donatella Versace.
Rumors have been swirling that she would be in Ryan Murphy‘s latest project.
Sorry, Lady Gaga fans: the pop singer won’t be playing Donatella Versace. Murphy told reporters at the Television Critics Association’s press tour on Thursday that his former American Horror Story: Hotel star is not on board for his tale of the 1987 murder of fashion designer Gianni Versace.
“No,” Murphy replied when asked about the rumor. “She’s a friend. But she’s very busy this next year — she’s doing Super Bowl and then she’s doing A Star Is Born and I believe that she’s going on tour. And when you’re going to do a show like Versace, it’s a five-month commitment, it’s a very big show, we’re shooting it all over the world. So I just don’t think with her schedule, I knew that it would never had worked. But I would love to work with her on something in the future.”
Murphy did approach her about the role and thought that she’d be perfect for the gig. “I was always very moved and freaked out by the Versace assassination, and I thought it was a really great story to do because it’s a manhunt season,” Murphy said at the time. “[Serial killer Andrew Cunanan] killed four people and then Versace, and was on the loose. We’re exploring the reasons of how he got away with being undetected.”
I remember the assasination it was around the same time Princess Diana passed away. I will definitely be watching and Gaga would have been perfect.