Lady Gaga’s Movie Premiere Struck By Lightening As She Receives 8 Minute Standing Ovation
The pop superstar's film debut was simply too much for Venice to handle...
Lady Gaga is about take over the world... all over again.
The singer-songwriter-producer-jazz-pop superstar is coming for Hollywood next as the leading lady of the new Bradley Cooper-directed movie A Star Is Born.
The highly-anticipated film had its world premiere last night at the Venice Film Festival and she was the absolute belle of the ball as she stunned in a gorgeous pink gown, looking every bit the Hollywood legend she's about to be.
Gaga is no stranger to acting as she played The Countess in season five of American Horror Story - which she won a Golden Globe for - but A Star Is Born is her first major film moment, and the first reviews are nothing short of spectacular.
Based on the first two dozen reviews, it's got a Rotten Tomatoes rating of 94%, which any movie buff knows is huge, meanwhile The Guardian rated it five stars (!!), describing her performance as "mesmerising."
It's hardly surprising to learn that the extraordinarily talented queen is a world-class actress among all other things, however what's wildest about all of this is that critics didn't even get to see the film as a whole, technically.
The film festival was hit by a rainstorm which meant that the theater was struck by lightning, blowing out the projecter bulb and cutting the film off for 15 minutes. Mother Earth was letting her know!
Gaga didn't seem phased by the unfortunate incident as she was apparently giggling with co-star and director Bradley Cooper and blowing kisses to the audiences while the technicians fixed the issue to let the film go on.
By the time A Star Is Born ended, she received a standing ovation from the audience... and it lasted EIGHT minutes, which is basically unheard of. It certainly doesn't happen to just any old actor, never mind one who is making their movie star debut.
A Star Is Born hits cinemas in the UK and US on October 5th so we still have over a month to wait but it sounds like it'll certainly be worth it.
Our paws are up high... very high, right now.
Words: Ross McNeilage