Lady Gaga went to the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards as the rowdy Jo Calderone and everybody loved him. What’s interesting to note is that even before the show and afterwards, she was still in character for everyone.
“We had talked to her about the creative a few weeks before the show. We had a call with her, and it became clear that she’s going to be Jo,” VMA Executive Producer Dave Sirulnick explained. “She showed up as Jo, rehearsed as Jo … if you said ‘Gaga,’ she wouldn’t respond. After rehearsals, she comes over, she says to me, ‘It’s nice to meet you,’ and I say to her, ‘I know your friend Gaga,’ and she says, ‘That Gaga, what a bitch!’ ” Sirulnick recalled.
“She did not break character once. She walks in backstage and, in front of a whole bunch of people, went into the men’s room. Later, we had all the Young the Giant fans lined up waiting for the band to rehearse their performance, and Jo was walking out of the building to her dressing room and someone yelled ‘It’s Gaga!’ But she didn’t respond, just kept on walking, until finally someone yelled, ‘Hey, Jo!’ and then she turned and waved.”
Now that’s getting into the character. We wonder if she’ll be making a movie next to practice her acting skills.