Lady Gaga and director Todd Phillips discuss shooting scene along iconic Joker ... trends now
The shoot for the much-anticipated sequel to Joker, titled Joker: Folie à Deux, which translates from French to English to 'Madness For Two', is now in its fourth month.
On Saturday, director and co-writer Todd Phillips appeared to be devoting much of his attention to cast newcomer, Lady Gaga, for a scene along the iconic stairs in New York City that was in the original.
The pair looked to be in deep conversation about what the scene at hand entailed, as they walked down those steps with crew members following close behind.
At one point, Gaga (born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta), 37, flashed a big beaming smile while wearing a furry black coat over a black polka-dot dress, matching shoes and socks, and her blonde locks styled long and slightly messy.
They would then briefly stop at one of the open landings along the stairwell so that Phillips could point something out to the star.
Round two: Lady Gaga, 37, and director Todd Phillips, 52, discuss shooting a scene along the iconic stairs made famous in 2019's Joker for the sequel film that's been shooting in New York City since December
Phillips and Gaga continued on down the stairs while sharing their opinions on what was needed for the day's work.
Once their conversation ended, the director made his way down to the large camera rig set up at the bottom of the staircase, while the singer-turned-actress turned around and headed up several flights to the marker for the scene.
Once Gaga got situated for her moment in the spotlight, she turned around and gave a thumbs-up towards admiring photographers, as well as the film team below.
Eventually, Phillips yelled out, 'Action,' and she began the slow walk down the stairs for the scene that didn't appear to include any of her co-stars or extras.
For the sequel, Joaquin Phoenix reprises his role as Arthur Fleck/Joker, a mentally ill, impoverished party clown and stand-up comedian disregarded by society, whose history of abuse causes him to become a nihilistic criminal with a clown motif.
Lady Gaga is playing Dr. Harleen Quinzel/Harley Quinn, a psychiatrist who falls in love with Arthur.
Zazie Beetz also returns as Sophie Dumond, a cynical single mother whom Arthur fantasized as his love interest, but in reality, they met once.
The cast for Folie à Deux also includes the likes of Brendan Gleeson, Catherine Keener, Jacob Lofland and Harry Lawtey, among others.
Collaborating: The pair looked to be in deep conversation about what the scene at hand entailed, as they walked down those steps with crew members following close behind
Light moment: At one point, Gaga (born Stefani