As Lady Gaga prepared for her new role on American Horror Story: Hotel, her fiancé, Taylor Kinney, was “exponentially supportive the entire time,” she told E! News.
Gaga was initially scared about taking the role in American Horror Story: Hotel because she was afraid the job would upset her fiancé.
But Kinney, the star of his own drama Chicago Fire and also starred in Zero Dark Thirty, offered to coach Lady Gaga on her latest project. Lady Gaga began dating Kinney in 2011, and the couple got engaged in February.
Gaga commented that she wasn’t sure how Kinney would react when she asked him about “doing TV,” because TV is Kinney’s career and music is hers, but he was all for it.
“He was like, ‘We can read scripts together, and we can talk about our characters together, and I can teach you how to be on set!'” said Lady Gaga. “And he taught me all about etiquette and what actors would appreciate during their coverage [filming on camera]. He taught me to make sure that I was always available fully to the actors when I was working so that when the coverage is on them that I don’t drop my character, that I’m always in it for them, and you know, that’s invaluable advice.”
Lady Gaga, 29, plays a bloodthirsty hotel owner in American Horror Story: Hotel. She plays the part of Elizabeth/The Countess in the series. Gaga has accepted an offer from Ryan Murphy, the show’s creator, to return for next season.
“I think I’d like to do like one great acting project a year,” Gaga admitted. “I’d really like to do a film now. But it’s about the right people, the right project. I want to take some time to write something. I want to make a great piece. It’s just so not important to just be in acting and music and be that person that does both things. Just having that on my roster is not important to me … I really genuinely love it and I love writing songs, so the future for me is very good.”
On the day that Lady Gaga was filming her first bloody sex scene, covered in blood, she got to meet John Travolta, who was in another studio working on American Crime Story: The People v. OJ Simpson.
“I have had so many wonderful moments,” Gaga said. “It’s so funny to me that everyone keeps bringing up that sex scene because I have done about 12 now. That was my first one so I have gotten progressively more comfortable doing them. Yes, John Travolta showed up and, wow, that was strange and very exciting, as I am a big fan of his.”
Gaga is very grateful and very loyal to Ryan Murphy. According to Inquirer, Gaga says Ryan is very passionate and loves his actors, his crew members, the catering people, and all the other people in his staff. Gaga says she is going to give her all to Ryan and her character for hiring her without a tryout.
“I just thank Ryan over and over every day because I am happier now than I have ever been. I wasn’t accepted as an actress when I was younger. I was too strange and quirky. Nobody really got it. They didn’t even know what kind of role would be right for me. My nose was too big and I was a brunette. ‘You will never play the ingénue, blah, blah, blah.’ And then Ryan was like, ‘Screw ’em all, you are a star!'”
Lady Gaga’s career all started when she called Murphy and told him that she wanted to be on American Horror Story.
“I studied method acting for almost 10 years,” she said. “I studied the version that makes you roll your eyes—(Lee) Strasberg.”
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