It looks like Lady Gaga keeps on adding to her resume! The next potential big gig for the “Born This Way” singer may be another movie — this time, in the upcoming big screen adaptation of the Broadway musical Wicked. A source told OK! that Lady Gaga is the “No. 1 choice” to play Glinda the Good Witch.
We’re not sure if Gaga, 32, is in talks yet, but apparently “Everyone wants her to sign — and fast!” the source added. “They’d love to get this project moving and into theaters.”
Glinda the Good Witch is described as the independent and beautiful Good Witch of the South who was introduced in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. “The ball is totally in Gaga’s court,” the source said of the casting. “If she wants this role, it’s likely hers.”
If Gaga decides to sign on, this wouldn’t be her first movie role. The “Bad Romance” singer played one of the lead roles in A Star Is Born, marking her movie debut as a huge success. The first-time movie actress starred alongside her on-camera love interest, Bradley Cooper.
The movie is about a musician named Jackson Maine, played by Bradley, who meets and falls in love with struggling artist Ally, played by Lady Gaga. Just as she is about to give up on her dream of making it big in the music industry, Jackson figures out a way to coax her into the spotlight. Though Ally’s career begins to flourish, their relationship suffers as Jackson battles his internal demons.
Lady Gaga swept fans away with her performance in A Star Was Born, proving she isn’t just a one-talent woman. Bradley, 43, directed the blockbuster, and Gaga says she owes her success in the film to him. “There can be a 100 people in the room and 99 don’t believe in you, and just one does. And it can change everything,” Gaga said at the Toronto International Film Festival, PageSix reported. “I wouldn’t be here if Bradley didn’t believe me. My dad, and also Bradley.”
With her incredible performance in A Star Is Born, we can only imagine how well she would do playing Glinda in Wicked. “If Gaga signs on to play Glinda ‘she’ll become a bonafide movie star,'” the insider declared.
It looks like we’re going to have to wait and see if Lady Gaga ends up being cast as Glinda! The wait may not be too long considering the movie is expected to be released in Dec. 2019, Variety reported.