Contrary to rumors, Lady Gaga will not play Donatella Versace in the upcoming third season of FX’s American Crime Story.
Variety reports that show creator Ryan Murphy told press at the Television Critics Association winter press tour in Pasadena, Calif., on Thursday (Jan. 12) that Gaga was not ever really in consideration for the starring role in the season, which will explore the fashion designer’s 1997 murder.
Murphy told the publication, “She’s a friend. But she’s very busy this next year — she’s doing Super Bowl and then she’s doing ‘A Star Is Born’ and I believe that she’s going on tour. And when you’re going to do a show like Versace, it’s a five-month commitment, it’s a very big show, we’re shooting it all over the world. So I just don’t think with her schedule, I knew that it would never had worked. But I would love to work with her on something in the future.”
Gaga and Murphy worked together on American Horror Story, which Murphy co-created. Gaga starred the show’s fifth season, American Horror Story: Hotel, and guest starred in the sixth season, American Horror Story: Roanoke.
As Murphy noted, the singer will star alongside Bradley Cooper in the upcoming remake of A Star Is Born.