It looks like Lady Gaga is caught in a Babs Romance as she follows in Barbra Streisand’s footsteps once again. According to Newsday, Rosie O’Donnell shared with the audience at The Paramount this weekend that Mother Monster herself will take on the role of Fanny Brice in Funny Girl, the role that jump started Babs’ career. Streisand earned an Oscar for her role. O’Donnell will play the mother role in Funny Girl.
O’Donnell shared the news as she opened for Randy Rainbow
Has Gaga found a formula following the lead of musical royalty?
The news comes on opening weekend for A Star is Born, a remake of the 1976 film that earned Streisand tons of praise. Already there is award-season buzz for Lady Gaga as she shined in the film with original music. The film had $42 million opening! If she does equally well in Funny Girl could this mean an EGOT for Stefani Germanotta? She’s already nabbed a Golden Globe for her work on American Horror Story: Hotel.
Perhaps this Instagram photo was foreshadowing?
Are we excited?!