Lady Gaga will star in the fifth season of American Horror Story, it’s just been announced. Considering her penchant for elaborate, often frightening costumes, and her affection for monsters, it’s a casting decision that makes a lot of sense. Also doesn’t hurt that both the Gaga and AHS brands are campy as all hell.
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) February 25, 2015
This will be the most extensive acting role Gaga has taken on, aside from, you know, her entire life. She’s previously had minor roles in Men in Black 3, Machete Kills, and Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For, as EW notes.
Director Robert Rodrigues thinks she can do it anyway, as he told the magazine. “The camera loves her. She’s a great performer. She’s performed twice for me now and I was blown away by her discipline. She studied acting before she became a singer and you could really tell.”