People have been treating Lady Gaga like royalty since she was spotted at the Louvre two days ago (August 30), holding a unreleased handbag from Hedi Slimane’s debut collection for Céline. But now it seems she’s been elevated further, to god-status.
The evidence? Well how about a lightning bolt striking the premiere of her new, Bradley Cooper-directed film, A Star Is Born? Gaga and Cooper (who also co-stars) were halfway through showing the musical reboot at the 75th annual Venice Film Festival when lightning struck the Sala Grande theatre and blew out the projector bulb.
Lady Gaga apparently didn’t even seem bothered by the bolt from above, though, as she blew kisses to the audience in the fifteen minutes it took staff to get the projector up and running again.
Oh, and thunderbolts aside, the film itself was supposed to be pretty good too. Critics have showered it with praise and it’s currently sitting at an impressive 94% on Rotten Tomatoes. The UK release date is October 5 (but maybe wear your rubber-soled shoes).