Lady Gaga has starred in blockbuster films like A Star Is Born and House Of Gucci, but it turns out her first-ever acting role was a cameo in The Sopranos.
Back in 2001, when she still went by her real name Stefani Germanotta, Gaga appeared in season three, episode nine of the iconic show as ‘Girl at Swimming Pool #2’.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly about the role, Gaga said: “When I look back on that scene I can see exactly what I did wrong in that scene.”
“I didn’t know how to listen in a scene! I was supposed to laugh, and it was sort of like, cue, laugh… I see it and I go, ‘oh, that’s not a real laugh!'”
Gaga’s latest role is playing Patrizia Reggiani in the Ridley Scott film House of Gucci, which she said allowed her to look back on her Sopranos role in a different light.
“I see a very non-specific actor [on The Sopranos], and now I see myself as someone who is at least really striving to be specific without thinking about it, and that requires a lot of work ahead of time,” she said.
“I really thank my acting teacher, Susan Batson, she and I worked for months and months on this before we filmed, and Ridley Scott, an incredible director who creates sanctuary for you on set to just fly.”
Love Film & TV?
Get the latest Film & TV news, features, updates and giveaways straight to your inbox Learn more
Meanwhile, Gaga recently told The Hollywood Reporter that filming House of Gucci told a significant toll on her health.
She revealed that she would often vomit after she awoke due to a combination of “anxiety, fatigue, trauma, exhaustion, commitment and love.”
“You wake up, you throw up, you go to set, throw up again,” as she put it.
For more on this topic, follow the Film & TV Observer.