"I threw up in the plastic bag and I saved it and brought it to Ryan Murphy," Gaga told reporters at a press junket on the set of the FX horror anthology Wednesday, according to Variety. "He was like, 'Oh, you think you can disgust me? You can't.' The thing is, you think you can't get anything past him, but then he met me. And I'll bring him a bag of my own vomit to the set." Ryan must have one strong stomach.
Gaga's barf moment aside, the songstress turned actress quickly proved she had nothing to worry about when she slayed her role as the Countess on American Horror Story: Hotel, even earning a People's Choice Award nomination for it. Not surprisingly, Gaga said she "prepared [her] a** off" before stepping onto the set, adding, "All I have is my preparation time and Jesus, really, to save me from possibly screwing this up."
Although she plays the Countess flawlessly, the "Do What You Want" singer said it was difficult to transform into her bloodthirsty, 100-year-old character, because she didn't have much in common with her. "I find it funny that people wonder if that's just the way that I really am, so this was very easy for me to just kind of walk in here with my blonde hair on and just be a bitch and be rude to everyone and that's just what I do, because you've seen me do something like that before," she explained.
"The truth is that it's actually very challenging to be sincere when you have all of that on. It's not comfortable," she continued. "It's never been comfortable for me." To bring the Countess to life, Ryan told Gaga to be "more of a bitch, be meaner, be more restrained," and now she's gotten so immersed in playing the role that it has seeped into her personal life.
"It's quite a challenge for Taylor as well at times because I just don't give a f**k about sh*t anymore," she said. "Because [the Countess] just can't be, she's been alive for 100 years. So no matter what goes on in her hotel, if she loses her cool, she can't handle her sh*t."
Gaga also admitted she's starting to think like her. "If I'm out at a restaurant or I'm in the car and we're driving past people, I sort of look at them and wonder, 'Gee, I wonder if you're clean," she said. "I wonder, if I were to kill you, if it would be worth it for me."
Even thought that seems a little wild, it's only further proof of how serious Gaga has taken her budding acting career. "It's always been so important to me that if I were to ever to make a move in television or as an actress that it would never feel like a move and nobody would ever go, 'Oh, here she is trying to become an actress and put out a clothing line and a record label' – you know, that's sort of the thing that everyone expects, right? That it's time for my empire," she went on. "I don't give a f**k about that. It is completely unfulfilling to me. It does nothing for my soul. What I did want was to be taken seriously as an actress."