They said/We said: Harvey Weinstein reportedly believes that Lana Del Rey has the acting chops to make it as a movie star

Photography by Larry Busacca/Getty Images
Photography by Larry Busacca/Getty Images

Love her or hate her, Lana Del Rey’s meteoric rise to fame is showing no signs of flagging. After critics harshly panned the plush-lipped singer’s Saturday Night Live performance in January, it seemed like for a moment there, Del Rey’s star appeal was beginning to wane. However, one fashion accolade, a trip to Cannes’ red carpet and news of a big film industry opportunity later, and Del Rey is back on top.

First, there was the creation of her eponymous Mulberry bag, which was first announced in February. Its sales are fast approaching that of another famous Mulberry bag: the Alexa, named after Alexa Chung. “We wanted it to be functional with an uptown twist as Lana is such a wonderful uptown girl herself,” said Mulberry’s creative director Emma Hill.

The fashion world aside, movie mogul Harvey Weinstein was reportedly overheard at the Cannes Film Festival telling the “Video Games” singer that the “camera loves her.”

Weinstein, the co-founder of Miramax, is said to think Del Rey has all the makings of a movie star, from her stage presence to her stunning features to her gritty-meets-chic sense of style. The man obviously knows the movie biz inside and out (The Artist and The King’s Speech are two heavy-hitters that he’s responsible for), so if he is giving Del Rey the stamp of approval, other movie industry types will probably follow suit.

Whether or not she ends up on the big screen anytime soon, one thing’s for certain: this “self-styled gangsta Nancy Sinatra” has an It factor that is opening doors for her in every direction.

THEY SAID…

Yahoo! Omg! UK: “So @lanadelrey is going to be a movie star? We’re not surprised” [Twitter]

Grazia Daily UK: “Her swift rise to the top of the charts, oh-so-cool style and that pout means there’s no doubt about it: Lana Del Rey turns heads.” [Grazia Daily UK]

WE SAID…

Randi Bergman, online editor: “If they don’t try to remake this scene from Bye Bye Birdie, I’m not for it. Otherwise, I say yes yes yes!”