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They thought they had seen the last of Machete, they were dead wrong. And by "they," I of course mean everyone who saw 'Machete.' Undaunted, Robert Rodriguez has been hard at work on the sequel 'Machete Kills.' Danny Trejo will reprise his role as the assassin/gardener/b-movie throwback, and will be joined by a combo of returning characters and new faces. In addition to Jessica Alba and Michelle Rodriguez coming back, the cast has grown by the likes of Amber Heard, Sofia Vergara, Cuba Gooding, Jr., and Mel Gibson. Recently, via Twitter, Rodriguez alerted us all to another, very surprising addition. Here's what he said...
'I just finished working with @LadyGaga on @MacheteKills, she kicked SO MUCH ASS! Holy Smokes. Blown away!"
This tweet was accompanied by the reveal of her character poster, included below. Evidently she'll be playing someone called La Chameleon. I find this moniker quite fitting considering she wears so many bizarre costumes in her stage shows and music videos that I honestly have a hard time figuring out what Lady Gaga actually looks like. Obviously, there is the possibility that Lady Gaga's casting is a desperate attempt by Rodriguez to capitalize on her popularity and get a few more asses in the seats when 'Machete Kills' hits theaters. However, we've seen plenty of instances in which musicians turn out to be decent if not legitimately gifted actors. Deborah Harry, Mos Def, Common, and especially Tupac. Crap, maybe the key to the crossover is rap. In any event, Lady Gaga is theatrical enough in her shows to make me think she can at least deliver quippy lines and look dramatic.
What do you guys think? Any faith in the prospect of Lady Gaga as an actress? Anyone stoked for 'Machete Kills?'