Despite reports, Lady Gaga will not be playing Donatella Versace in the upcoming third season of FX’s American Crime Story, which will explore the 1997 murder of fashion designer Gianni Versace.
In fact, when asked by Variety, show creator Ryan Murphy said that casting Lady Gaga as Donatella was never even really a discussion.
Speaking to a small group of reporters at the Television Critics Association winter press tour in Pasadena, California, Murphy was asked if the superstar would be playing the fashion icon. He simply responded, “No.”
Asked if Lady Gaga was ever in talks to play Donatella, Murphy told Variety, “Not really. 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