Lady Gaga was slated to feature in Brad Pitt’s next film Bullet Train, but was unable to do so, according to director David Lietch. The reason for this was because she was filming House of Gucci at the time and had scheduling issues. On July 15, 2022, the film Bullet Train will be released in theatres. In Bradley Cooper’s 2018 adaptation of A Sensation is Born, the pop star turned actress received instant recognition for her depiction as Ally, a struggling musician who makes it big. Gaga won her first Academy Award for the film, and her performance sparked a promising acting career that included a role in Ridley Scott’s House of Gucci.
David said in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, “It really all came down to her schedule with the Ridley [Scott] film. There were short discussions and then, this isn’t going to work because she was preparing for the Ridley movie ‘[House of] Gucci.’ They shot right before us and overlapped with us and it really didn’t work.”
In recent years, it has appeared as if Gaga is slowly but steadily committing to the idea of acting over music. Some may argue that her acting profession is just another talented component of her multi-faceted identity, but anyone who saw the 2020 documentary Lady Gaga: Encore saw a pop superstar in continual pain as a result of years of dancing, singing, and travelling. Acting isn’t always simple, but as compared to the obligations placed on a world-famous artist, it’s typically lot less demanding. And just because Gaga has only acted in one film since 2018, doesn’t mean she isn’t in high demand.
Brad Pitt, who also stars in the film as Ladybug, a hesitant assassin, produces and directs Bullet Train. While on a seemingly simple job to locate a briefcase aboard a Japanese bullet train, Ladybug discovers that four other assassins have been assigned the same objective — one that would have terrible implications. The film already has a lot of buzz, but House of Gucci was not only eagerly anticipated, but many people expected it would win Gaga her second Oscar. Unfortunately, the film underperformed at the box office, prompting a number of critics and even celebrities to criticise House of Gucci.