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    Lady Gaga Said She Had A Psychiatric Nurse Help Her Toward The End Of Filming "House Of Gucci"

    "I have a sort of romantic relationship with suffering for your art that I developed as a young girl."

    As you already know by now, Lady Gaga has truly been THROUGH it while filming House of Gucci.

    Lady Gaga poses at the premiere of House of Gucci
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    And if you somehow don't, all you really need to know is that the singer-actor's immersive technique got so intense that director Ridley Scott was worried she was going to "traumatize" herself and told her to not go method for future films.

    Gaga sits in a chair as Patrizia
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    Sharing more details with the Just for Variety podcast, Gaga explained that she went through the same process for House of Gucci as for A Star Is Born.

    Lady Gaga in a halter dress at the House of Gucci premiere
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    "I was the same way for A Star Is Born. I was always Ally," the Oscar winner said. "And for this, I was always Patrizia [Reggiani]. I always spoke in my accent."

    Ally standing by a piano in a scene from A Star is Born
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    She continued, "And even if I was speaking about things that weren’t related to the movie — I wasn’t pretending that Maurizio was waiting for me downstairs — I was still living my life. I just lived it as her."

    But as Gaga has said before, the fictional transformation took a toll on her mental and even physical health.

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    "I brought the darkness with me home because her life was dark," she shared, adding that she sought the help of a professional. "I had a psychiatric nurse with me towards the end of filming. I sort of felt like I had to. I felt that it was safer for me."

    However, the Grammy-winning musician is quick to affirm that she doesn't want to "glorify" her acting methods. "I don’t think that any actor should push themselves to that limit," she explained.

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    "And I ask myself all the time why I do that. 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."

    Gaga added, "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."

    The Chromatica artist also said she'll probably switch up her approach when she has children. "It’s not a secret that I’ll do anything for art," she said, adding that she wants "to be available and present for my children in a way that I think when you are acting in that way, it could be problematic for a child to be around."

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    To read Gaga's full interview with Just for Variety, click here.