From the outside looking in, Lady Gaga appears to be living a glamorous life, but the pop star admits being famous is “isolating.”
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Gaga discussed the downside of fame during an episode of PBS’ and Variety’s Actors on Actors series where she was interviewed by Jamie Lee Curtis. "I don’t think I could think of a single thing that’s more isolating than being famous," she said, agreeing with Curtis' disdain for fame.
"It’s almost impossible for people even to probably look at my career and the things I’ve done and think, 'Oh she didn’t want [fame] -- of course she wanted to be famous, of course she wanted all that attention,'" Gaga said. "It’s just, creative expression is what I am, and I would’ve been doing this whether I became famous or not."
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Another challenge for the 30-year-old singer/actress is making genuine connections, and knowing a person’s true intentions.
"I think the hardest thing for me is that I love people so much and it is very hard to not be able to engage with people in a real and honest way, because they either want something from me, or they see me as something that I simply am not," Gaga revealed. "I am not some goddess that dropped down from the sky to sing pop music, I am not some extra-incredible human person that needs to be told how wonderful they are all day and kissed."
Gaga added that her "purpose" in life is "to make people happy, and heal people through music."
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But in the age of social media, fans want more than music: They want selfies.
"I would love more than anything when I meet people to just have a normal exchange with them," Gaga said. "More than have my picture taken or a selfie."
Ultimately, the American Horror Story star wants people to understand that she and other celebs are "real people that just love to make art."
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