Lady Gaga’s Harley Quinn Is Dead Serious in First Look From Joker Sequel

The singer stars opposite Joaquin Phoenix in the movie musical.

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Lady Gaga’s acting career continues to thrive. The pop singer and A Star Is Born actress was cast in the coveted role of Harley Quinn in Joker: Folie à Deux, the musical follow up to Todd Phillip’s Joker back in August, and since then we’ve eagerly awaited a glimpse at Gaga’s sure-to-be-camp take on the famous DC character, most recently portrayed by Margot Robbie. Now, we have a first look from the set of the Joaquin Phoenix-starring film.

The paparazzi shots of Gaga in character come from the film’s set in New York City; more specifically, she was filmed outside the New York County Supreme Court in downtown Manhattan. Surrounded by police, a stoney-faced Gaga as Harley is surrounded by police and a crowd carrying “Free Joker” picket signs. Her dyed blonde hair is slicked back, and she’s wearing a bright red blazer over a black and white top in traditional Harley Quinn diamond pattern, along with a black leather skirt and black stockings with diamond shapes. She’s also sporting Harley Quinn’s diamond eye makeup.


A close up shot of the crowd also shows someone holding a tabloid-style newspaper featuring Harley’s mug shot from Arkham State Hospital next to a picture of the Joker with the caption “Joker Has a New Love.”

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There’s also footage of Gaga at the same scene, in a different outfit and barefaced, stopping briefly on her way up the court steps to kiss the unidentified woman who was holding the paper.

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Joker: Folie à Deux is scheduled for release in October 2024. Phoenix will reprise his Academy Award-winning role as the tortured villain, and Zazie Beetz will also be back as Sophie Dumond. Not much else is known about the film yet, except that Gaga will put her music background to good use since the film is a musical. Given her penchant for memorable press tours, we can only hope the Joker rollout will be as outrageous as possible. Until then, Twitter is already having fun with the new images:

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