Dua Lipa ‘refused invitation to this year’s Met Gala because she is filming new spy thriller Argylle’

Dua Lipa ‘declined invitation to this year’s Met Gala as she is filming new spy thriller Argylle’ marking hit maker’s acting debut


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Dua Lipa will not be attending the Met Gala this year as she is in the process of filming upcoming spy thriller Argylle, according to reports.

The 26-year-old singer – who last walked on the carpet at the Met Gala in 2019 – is said to have declined an invitation to the famous fundraising campaign in New York, which takes place on September 13.

Shooting for Matthew Vaughn’s film is said to have started last month, and Dua will star alongside Henry Cavill, Sam Rockwell, Bryce Dallas Howard, Bryan Cranston, Catherine O’Hara, John Cena and Samuel L. Jackson. -studded film, which is based on Ellie Conway’s novel of the same name.

Other Projects: Dua Lipa will not be attending the Met Gala this year as she is in the process of filming upcoming spy thriller Argylle, according to reports (pictured last month)

Other Projects: Dua Lipa will not be attending the Met Gala this year as she is in the process of filming upcoming spy thriller Argylle, according to reports (pictured last month)

A source told TMZ: “The floating singer is among a slew of celebrities invited to NYC’s famous fundraising ball this month, but she’s had to decline because she’s in the middle of filming for the upcoming action thriller, Argylle.”

In July, it was initially reported that Dua had joined the film’s cast.

The plot follows the world’s number one spy and his international adventures in America, London and other global destinations.

In addition to acting in the film, Dua will also provide the score for the blockbuster, according to the Hollywood reporter.

A source said: 'The floating singer is among a slew of celebrities who have been invited to NYC's famous fundraising ball this month, but she had to decline' (pictured at the 2019 Met Gala)

A source said: 'The floating singer is among a slew of celebrities who have been invited to NYC's famous fundraising ball this month, but she had to decline' (pictured at the 2019 Met Gala)

A source said: ‘The floating singer is among a slew of celebrities who have been invited to NYC’s famous fundraising ball this month, but she had to decline’ (pictured at the 2019 Met Gala)

Kingsman director Matthew said of Argylle’s story: ‘When I read this early draft manuscript, I had the feeling that it was the most incredible and original spy franchise since Ian Fleming’s books of the 1950s. This is going to reinvent the spy genre.”

Argylle’s script is written by Jason Fuchs and produced by Adam Bohling and David Reid.

Zygi Kamasa, Carlos Peres, Claudia Vaughn and Adam Fishbach will join the project as executive producers.

Director: The plot of Matthew's latest project follows the world's number one spy and his international adventures in America, London and other global destinations (pictured in 2019)

Director: The plot of Matthew's latest project follows the world's number one spy and his international adventures in America, London and other global destinations (pictured in 2019)

Director: The plot of Matthew’s latest project follows the world’s number one spy and his international adventures in America, London and other global destinations (pictured in 2019)

It follows that August reports that A-list stars will shun this year’s Met Gala after organizer Anna Wintour compiled a major influencer guest list.

The Vogue editor is said to have invited 20-year-old social media star Addison Rae, who has a combined 120 million followers on TikTok and Instagram, as well as high school dropout Emma Chamberlain, also 20, whose vlogs have attracted 10.5 million subscribers.

An agent said the names and others that came forward deterred traditional celebrities. The unnamed fixer told Page six: “I was told that there are many influencers on the guest list.

Reports: It follows August reports that A-list stars will shun this year's Met Gala after organizer Anna Wintour compiled an influencer-heavy guest list

Reports: It follows August reports that A-list stars will shun this year's Met Gala after organizer Anna Wintour compiled an influencer-heavy guest list

Reports: It follows August reports that A-list stars will shun this year’s Met Gala after organizer Anna Wintour compiled an influencer-heavy guest list

“I’ve heard that Facebook and Instagram have taken so many tables, and that’s stopped a lot of people from going beyond the mask mandate.

‘Personally I don’t think the Met is cool anymore… It’s from super prestigious to… [being] full of influencers.’

The gala, which takes place at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, will take place on September 13, instead of the usual first Monday in May, after COVID canceled the 2020 event.

Guests attending must be fully vaccinated and must also wear their mask indoors when not eating or drinking.

Influencer: The Vogue editor is said to have invited 20-year-old Addison Rae (pictured) on social media, who together has 120 million followers on TikTok and Instagram

Influencer: The Vogue editor is said to have invited 20-year-old Addison Rae (pictured) on social media, who together has 120 million followers on TikTok and Instagram

Influencer: The Vogue editor is said to have invited 20-year-old Addison Rae (pictured) on social media, who together has 120 million followers on TikTok and Instagram

Rules: Guests in attendance must be fully vaccinated and must also wear their masks indoors when not eating or drinking (Pictured: Met Gala regular Beyoncé in 2016 at the event)

Rules: Guests in attendance must be fully vaccinated and must also wear their masks indoors when not eating or drinking (Pictured: Met Gala regular Beyoncé in 2016 at the event)

Rules: Guests in attendance must be fully vaccinated and must also wear their masks indoors when not eating or drinking (Pictured: Met Gala regular Beyoncé in 2016 at the event)

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