Lady Gaga attended the press conference for her new movie A Star Is Born at the 2018 International Film Festival on Sunday. Joined by her co-stars Bradley Cooper, Sam Elliott, Dave Chapelle, and Anthony Ramos, the singer discussed her first leading movie role, working with Bradley, and more.
Watch (skip to the 11 minute mark) or read excerpts of Gaga's interview below:
On working with Bradley:
I think Bradley is an incredible filmmaker. I have acted before, but I've never been the lead actress of a feature film. Every day on set was such a thrill to watch him work. You can see the gears turning while he's working even when he’s in character.
On her gay fan base:
I make a joke sometimes, behind every female icon is a gay man. I really wouldn’t be here without the gay community, what they have taught me about love and acceptance and bravery. They have wrapped their arms lovingly around me. It's something I'm very grateful for and I'm very grateful that Bradley honored it in the film.
On her stripped-down image in the film:
I do love makeup. And I love fashion, and costumes, and drag, and I do a lot of it myself. But I think it was the friendship where I really trusted Bradley in exposing myself in a way that I've never exposed myself before. He wanted no make-up on my face. I dyed my hair my natural color. It was a challenge, but it was also very liberating.