Yes Monsters, it’s true, Lady Gaga is unafraid of looking into the darkest corners of the psyche for her art. In a new master class video for PBS’ and Variety’s Actors on Actors, the singer-songwriter-actress says she studied Robert Durst for her part on American Horror Story: Hotel.
Like most of America, Lady Gaga watched Robert Durst confess to mass murder on HBO’s nationally televised documentary series The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst.
“Every day I would watch Robert Durst in The Jinx and his wife Debrah Durst and I would sort of study the practical nature in which he was devious and evil,” Gaga told Actors on Actors. “He just has this extremely practical way of explaining how he’s going conceal the fact that he’s dumped a body in a river and kept it in his house and cut up his best friend.”
Durst was arrested in New Orleans for first degree murder for the Los Angeles homicide of his friend Susan Berman after he was admitted on camera “What the hell did I do? Killed them all, of course.”
“If I was going to take a guy home and fuck him and then eat him, I wouldn’t know exactly how to do that,” Lady Gaga explained.
“Which order?” asked American Horror Story co-star Jamie Lee Curtis.
“Well I know which order I might have to do it in,” Lady Gaga admitted. “Well, for The Countess though that order is debatable, right? Because she’s into that sort of necro-romance as well. But during that time, you know, I became a lot more wild and crazy and matter-of-fact about things. Who I am as an artist and person changed.”