Lady Gaga has been the voice of a generation for the past decade. With her iconic looks, addictive hits, and her fierce stances on today’s issues, she’s remained a seminal cultural figure.
As of late, she’s added actress to her resume, which is no real stretch, given her extensive playlist of plot-driven music videos. Working with directors like Ryan Murphy and Robert Rodriguez, she’s taken on roles in Machete Kills, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, and American Horror Story. Her most recent and anticipated role to date is in the modern remake of A Star Is Born, reviving the role immortalized by the likes of Janet Gaynor, Judy Garland, and Barbra Streisand.
But it has recently come to our attention that for this role, Mother Monster will not be credited as her iconic stage name bestowed on her during her days as a club kid in New York. Instead of Lady Gaga, she’ll be cited as her birth name, Stefani Germanotta.
Is this an attempt to separate her film career from her music career or the end of an era? We can’t help but wonder if the eccentric performer we all know and love will now become a serious Oscar-worthy actress. But regardless of her creative passions or the name she goes by, there’s no doubt she’ll always be a fierce advocate for the marginalized and the outsiders.