Is it possible that certain actors grow so immersed in their upcoming roles that it becomes impossible to recognise them? Yes, in some situations. Lawrence Sher, the Oscar-nominated cinematographer for the 2019 movie Joker, recently disclosed that “he never met” Lady Gaga while filming the sequel, ‘Joker: Folie à Deux,’ in a podcast namely ‘The trenches Talk’. Lady Gaga is going to portray the character of Harley Quinn. It seemed as if Lady Gaga got too much into the depth of the character she is portraying that she started to shed off her palpable personality. In the upcoming 2024 Joker comic book movie, Harley Quinn is Joker’s sidekick and confederate. Joker is being portrayed by always classic Joaquin Phoenix. However, it wasn’t until much later after she was given a sobriquet, ‘Lee,’ by Laurence Sher, that she started opening up from the quenches of her role.
Sher describes how he didn’t make efforts to approach Lady Gaga at first because he was immersed in his own duties. “I didn’t know Stefani at all,” he claimed, referring to Lady Gaga’s true name, Stefani Germanotta.He further states, “Strangely, I felt like I never even met her, even during the makeup/hair tests. Maybe it was my philosophy of not trying to get in their space. And then I remember for a week, being like, ‘God, I feel like we are disconnecting. Not even connecting. We are like on opposites.’ And I would say to my crew, ‘Jesus, I can’t crack it. She either hates me or we hate each other. There’s something weird going on here.”
He further continued about how Lady Gaga started opening up once he acknowledged her presence. He says, “I barely said anything, except I would say, ‘Stefani, this is where your second team was,’ minor little things, and then the AD at one point said, ‘Oh you know, Stef would like if you just called her Lee on set,and I was like, 100 percent. The next thing I said was something ‘Lee,’ and it was like everything changed. From that point on, it was like she was…our whole connection changed. I was like, alright, cool.”
The storyline of Joker: Folie à Deux, is still shrouded in mystery. The sequel is much anticipated as an American musical psychological thriller with Zazie Beetz, Jacob Lofland and Robert De Niro as supporting cast members. The story will presumably revolve around Arkham Asylum. The 2019 prequel, ‘Joker,’ grossed over $1 billion worldwide with its gripping genre as psychological thriller. Before Lady Gaga took on the character of Harley Quinn, which was previously played by Margot Robbie on the big screen. She made the character of Harley Quinn iconic.
In a video interview with MTV News, Margot Robbie discussed her infamous portrayal of Harley Quinn. She says, “It makes me so happy because I said from the very beginning that all I want is for Harley Quinn to be one of those characters the way…like Macbeth or Batman always gets passed from great actor to great actor,someone gets to do their Batman, or someone gets to do their Macbeth…It’s such an honor to have built a foundation strong enough that Harley can now be one of those characters that other actors get to have a go at playing. And I think she’ll do something incredible with it.”