If she does receive Oscar recognition early next year, it will be Gaga's second acting nomination following her nod for A Star Is Born. At this point, absolutely no one is questioning her acting chops.
However, in a moment of admirable honesty, Gaga has given a straight-talking verdict of her screen debut 20 years ago. Back in 2001, when she was just 15 and still known professionally as Stefani Germanotta, Gaga had a small role in an episode of The Sopranos as ‘Girl at Swimming Pool #2’.
"When I look back on that scene, I can see exactly what I did wrong in that scene," she told Entertainment Weekly. "I didn't know how to listen in a scene! I was supposed to laugh, and it was sort of like, cue, laugh… I see it and I go, 'Oh, that's not a real laugh!'"
Continuing, Gaga said that when she watches her performance in The Sopranos, she sees "a very non-specific actor" – something she definitely couldn't be accused of with House of Gucci. In fact, Gaga has said that she went method and "didn't break character" while making the movie.
"And now I see myself as someone who is at least really striving to be specific without thinking about it, and that requires a lot of work ahead of time," Gaga added. "I really thank my acting teacher, Susan Batson, she and I worked for months and months on this [role] before we filmed, and Ridley Scott, an incredible director who creates sanctuary for you on set to just fly."