Zazie Beetz Praises ‘Joker’ Sequel Costar Lady Gaga as ‘Very Grounded’ on Set: ‘She’s Just Stefani’

Woman Gaga’s Joker: Folie à Deux costar Zazie Beetz is dishing on what it was like dealing with the entertainer on the upcoming musical sequel film, in which Gaga plays Harley Quinn opposite Joaquin Phoenix’s titular villain.

” She’s super warm and kind,” stated Beetz, 32, of Gaga (genuine name: Stefani Germanotta), 37, in a conversation with Variety Monday at a Chanel supper throughout the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City.

” I felt very welcome with her on set,” Beetz added. “She was doing her own character work and things, but she’s a very grounded person. She’s just Stefani.”

Girl Gaga Shares New Photo from ‘Joker: Folie à Deux’ as Sequel Ends Filming: ‘That’s a Wrap’

As for the film itself, for which Todd Phillips returns as director, “I believe people will be surprised,” the Atlanta starlet informed Variety. “I don’t think it’s going to be what they anticipate, around it being musical.”

Included Beetz, who repeats her role as Sophie Dumond in the movie, “We all sort of express musically and dancing in our lives daily. I believe it’s going to work actually well.”

Following the initial 2019 motion picture’s success, which included setting worldwide box-office records and receiving 2 Oscar wins, a follow-up film was officially verified in June 2022.

The Hollywood Reporter was the very first to share Gaga’s casting news, reporting that Harley (a.k.a. Dr. Harleen Quinzel) would exist “in a various DC universe” than the one played by Margot Robbie in Suicide Squad ( 2016 ), Birds of Prey ( 2020) and The Suicide Squad ( 2020 ).

Both Gaga and director Phillips, 52, shared images of the pop-star-turned-actress and Phoenix, 48, on their particular Instagram pages back in May as they both confirmed that primary production had actually covered on the upcoming sequel to Joker.

Thanks to these two (+ the entire cast) and the BEST team that the film industry has to use. One image reveals Gaga staring into the electronic camera while wearing light clown makeup; another functions Phoenix’s Arthur Fleck/ Joker in complete makeup and costume, tilting his head to the right in a seated position.

” Gon na crawl into a cavern now (edit room) and put it all together,” the director included his caption.

Gaga kept her message to fans eagerly preparing for the Joker sequel short, just composing, “That’s a wrap X, Harleen.”

Joker: Folie à Deux is set up to be released in theaters on Oct. 4, 2024.

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