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Lady Gaga Handed Ryan Murphy A Bag Of Her Own Vomit On The AHS Set

No matter how talented they are, or how famous they've become, it's no doubt that many actors still get nervous before the start of a new production. There's a lot of pressure riding on each performance, knowing that one bad misstep could derail a career. However, when you're someone who's famous for a completely different talent than acting, stepping in front of the camera for a TV series must be much more daunting. That's what Lady Gaga had to face when she started filming "American Horror Story," and her reaction to her nerves was purely involuntary.

For those who don't know, Gaga played the character The Countess in the fifth installment of the "American Horror Story" franchise. Before this, she got a taste of the acting side of the talent pool with small roles in TV shows, then snagged minor parts in films like "Machete Kills" and "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For." But, for her "American Horror Story" gig, this would be the first time the uber-famous musician would take on a main character, which spanned the entirety of the season.

In the end, of course, the experience turned out to be a huge success. Despite some fan pushback, Gaga not only nailed the role, but it earned her a Golden Globe victory, pulling in the trophy for "Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television." You would think that someone who could hit a home run like that felt pretty confident on the first day of shooting. However, Gaga admits to throwing up in a bag on the way to the set, and what she did with that mess makes the story even stranger.

If Gaga was testing Murphy, he passed

There were surely plenty of fans who had not yet considered Lady Gaga to be anything more than a musician. Those fans must have been surprised to hear that she was cast as a main character for the fifth chapter of the "American Horror Story" series. For Gaga, despite her minuscule acting résumé at the time, the star didn't find it difficult to actually land the role. Gaga said that she decided to reach out to Director/Writer Ryan Murphy about being part of the show. "I called him and I said, 'Ryan, I wanna be on Horror Story,'" she revealed. "And he goes, 'Okay.' And that was it."

Flash forward to the first day of shooting and Gaga had a much less confident reaction to the upcoming gig. "I threw up on the way to set," she told ET. "In a Ziploc bag. In my Rolls-Royce." She continued the story, explaining that for some reason, she decided to hang onto the vomit-filled bag and brought it to her new director, Murphy. But, if her intention was to derail her own acting job before it got started, it was not successful. She explained his reaction, saying, "He was like, 'Oh you think you can disgust me? You cant!'" 

When was all said and done, and Gaga was on the other side of her stint on "American Horror Story," her career was never the same. She made a three-episode appearance on the following "American Horror Story" series, before eventually being nominated for an Oscar in the film, "A Star is Born." Gaga followed that up with a solid performance playing Patrizia Reggiani in the movie "House of Gucci."