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Is Shangela playing Lady Gaga's drag mother in A Star is Born?

Fellow gay icons Barbra Streisand and Judy Garland have played the same role before Lady Gaga

Is Shangela playing Lady Gaga's drag mother in A Star is Born?
Shangela and Lady Gaga. | Photo: Twitter

Even though she missed out on the All Stars 3 crown last week, Shangela’s career is doing just fine, she’ll soon be on the big screen with Lady Gaga.

The RuPaul’s Drag Race queen has dropped some hints about her role in the upcoming film A Star is Born.

Starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga, the film is a remake of the 1937 film starring Janet Gaynor and Fredric March.

The movie about a film star who helps an aspiring actress was remade a further two times. Once in 1954 starring Judy Garland and James Mason, and then again in 1976 starring Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson.

Shangela wouldn’t give too much away about her ‘not giant’ role but said she loved working with Lady Gaga.

‘I’m in drag, I’m kind of Lady Gaga’s drag mother, a bar owner,’ Shangela told Billboard.

‘I can’t give much more away than that. But it’s gonna be really fun, it’s not a giant role but it’s a good role that’s memorable.’

It’s not the first time Lady Gaga has rubbed shoulders with a cast member of Drag Race. She appeared as a guest judge in the first episode of season nine and gave the queens notes to help them develop their drag.

Shangela had nothing but praise for Lady Gaga saying working with her was a ‘dream come true’.

‘When you look up to someone, idolize them, and their journey and experience and how they work, and then you get to work with them and see they’re everything you dreamed,’ Shangela said.

‘And she was everything I had ever dreamed she would be. Professional, kind, funny.’

The Texas-born queen will also star in the sequel to Drag Race winner, Bianca Del Rio’s film, Hurricane Bianca.

Streisand approves

Fellow gay icon, Barbra Streisand has seen parts of Gaga’s performance in the new A Star is Born and has give her approval.

‘Oh, I can’t say too much,’ Streisand told TV producer Ryan Murphy in a Q&A at PaleyFest last week.

‘I haven’t seen too much, but it’s good. It’s very, very good.’

A Star is Born will hit cinemas on 5 October this year.


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