Lady Gaga played a love game at the 2023 Oscars when she gave her “Joker: Folie à Deux” co-star Brendan Gleeson an on-the-mouth smooch on the champagne carpet.
The “A Star is Born” actress, 36, raised eyebrows after sharing a hugh and kiss with the Oscar nominated “The Banshees of Inisherin” star, 67, just before the ceremony began Sunday at Los Angeles’ Dolby Theatre.
The pair will soon be co-starring in director Todd Phillips’ “Joker” sequel together, alongside Joaquin Phoenix, Zazie Beetz and Catherine Keener.
When snapshots of the two looking lovey-dovey hit social media, shocked viewers were quick to share their thoughts.
“I’m traumatized for life,” one Twitter user virtually groaned.
“IS THIS REAL?” one surprised “little monster” asked.
“Get this off my [timeline],” yet another fan added about the lip lock, with one snarking: “Lmao Brendan with his eyes opened.”
Lady Gaga and Brendan Gleeson kiss on the champagne-colored red carpet during the Oscars on March 12.REUTERS
The Post has reached out to reps for Gaga and Gleeson for their response to the passionate fan reactions.
Meanwhile, he “Shallow” singer will be playing Harley Quinn, the love interest to Phoenix’s Arthur Fleck in the “Joker” sequel.
Director Phillips, 52, first teased Gaga’s appearance last month on social media, sharing a close-up shot of her and Phoenix, 48, in a passionate embrace.
Both Gaga and Gleeson were nominated at Sunday’s 95th annual Academy Awards, with the pop star earning a nod for Best Original Song for the single “Hold My Hand” from the action flick “Top Gun: Maverick.”
Gleeson was nominated in the Best Supporting Actor category for his role in the “The Banshees of Inisherin.”
She donned a bare and makeup-free look and changed out of her Versace gown and into simple jeans and a T-shirt for the performance.
The Grammy winner wound up singing the track during the ceremony, after previously announcing she was unable to due to her busy filming schedule.
Both stars earned nominations at the 95th Academy Awards last evening.AFP via Getty Images
The pop star and the Irish actor will be starring in the upcoming Todd Philips film “Joker: Folie à Deux.”REUTERS
However, both stars failed to win their respective awards, with Ke Huy Quan scoring the Best Supporting Actor award for “Everything Everywhere All at Once” and the Indian film “RRR” winning with Best Song “Naatu Naatu.”
Elsewhere on the champagne carpet, Gaga rushed to help a photographer who fell behind her as he was snapping her portrait. Once the person took a nasty spill, the “Poker Face” crooner immediately came to his aid.
“Joker: Folie à Deux” is set to hit the big screen on Oct. 4, 2024.