LADY GAGA TELLS “CBS SUNDAY MORNING” THAT BECAUSE OF HER FAME SHE MISSES A CONNECTION WITH EVERYDAY PEOPLE
Pop music superstar Lady Gaga has the fame and fortune many people envy, but the downside of that popularity is the loss of a connection with everyday people, she tells Lee Cowan in an interview for CBS SUNDAY MORNING to be broadcast Sunday, Nov. 27 (9:00 AM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
“I’m very acutely aware that once I cross that property line I’m not free anymore. As soon as I go out into the world, I belong, in a way, to everyone else. It’s legal to follow me. It’s legal to stalk me at the beach. And I can’t call the police or ask them to leave. And I took a long hard look at that property line and I said, well, if I can’t be free out there, I can be free in here,” Lady Gaga tells Cowan, pointing to her chest.
With that success, however, comes a loss of connection to regular people, she says.
“I miss people,” Lady Gaga, born Stefani Germanotta, says through tears. “I miss people. I miss, you know, going anywhere and meeting a random person and saying ‘Hi,’ and having a conversation about life. I love people.”
In a wide-ranging interview, Lady Gaga and Cowan talk about her new album, Joanne, which she says is more personal and different than what most people expect from her. They also visit John Lennon’s “Strawberry Fields” memorial in Central Park and talk about her career, her family and love.
CBS SUNDAY MORNING is broadcast Sundays (9:00-10:30 AM ET) on the CBS Television Network. Rand Morrison is the executive producer.
Richard Huff 212-975-3328 HuffR@cbsnews.com