Lady Gaga joined Variety journalist Mark Malkin on this week's Just for Variety podcast to discuss House of Gucci, her acting process, and potentially making her way to Broadway.
"I'd love to do a romantic comedy," Gaga told Malkin as they reflected back on her previous, intensely dramatic roles. She notes that her manager Bobby Campbell suggested she does one after wrapping House of Gucci.
During the interview, Gaga revealed for the first time that "she sought on-set help from a mental health professional during the final days of shooting." “I had a psychiatric nurse with me towards the end of filming,” she explained. “I sort of felt like I had to. I felt that it was safer for me.”
She goes on to note that she has a history of taking her work to extreme levels: "I’ve done some pretty extreme art pieces throughout my career — the things I’ve put my body through, my mind. It’s like a walnut of sadness in my stomach as I say this to you. I don’t know why I’m like that. I think that the best answer I could give you is I have a sort of romantic relationship with suffering for your art that I developed as a young girl, and it just sometimes goes too far. And when it does go too far, it can be hard to reel it in on your own.”
Malkin took the opportunity to ask Gaga about a potential Broadway debut. “Maybe when I write my first musical,” she replied. “There are so many amazing musicals, but I love writing music. I love musical theater, and I know a lot about musical theater, and I know a lot about music. So I think I would really enjoy the process of creating a musical. I’ve thought about it for a really long time.”
Watch the full interview below.
Read an article overview of the interview on Variety.com.