In conversation for Variety’s “Actors on Actors” series, Gaga said, “What I am as Gaga really is what other people think Gaga is. It’s not necessarily what I am. Gaga is this stronger individual part of myself that I discovered being young in New York—loving music, meeting with young artists, working with musicians, with writers, studying the scene, and being involved in the lifestyle. I started to call myself Gaga. [It] was the nickname I had at my best.”
“It is a bit of a creation,” she conceded. “But it’s other people that have created [it] through what I’ve made; their perception of what Gaga is, is a separate entity from me.”
Watch the full interview on Variety.