In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Lisa Vanderpump is revealing she needed some convincing to be a part of Lady Gaga’s G.U.Y. – An Artpop Film music video. Kyle Richards has gushed about how she loved the experience of working with Gaga, but Lisa reveals it was a different story for her.
“I had a pretty rough time on [RHOBH] this year to the point that when they came to me and asked me to do it, I said: ‘Let the others do it. I’m not having a good time with the other women,’ Lisa revealed. “Then they said, ‘It’s Lady Gaga.’ I have a bit of a history with her because she’s been supportive of Vanderpump Rules, she’s even tweeted about it, and that’s a big deal when you’ve got 40 million followers.”
“But I spoke to Andy [Cohen] and said, ‘I don’t feel up to spending the day with these other women—they’re just too mean and bitchy,'” Lisa continues. “Next day, the phone rings, and a voice says, ‘Hi Lisa, it’s Lady Gaga,’ and I said, ‘Right, and I’m Winston Churchill.’ Suddenly, Andy was in the background going, ‘Lady Vanderpump meet Lady Gaga.’ I said I’d do it, but on one condition. I want backup. I want the Giggster (Giggy, her trademark Pomeranian). She said, ‘I’d love to have the Giggster in it.'”
“She’s very much in control,” Lisa says of Gaga’s work. “It wasn’t like she was a shadow director in any shape or form. It’s hard to understand that she’s, what, 28 years old? To me, that was mind-blowing. This is a much older head on very young shoulders.”
“She’s very Bravo-aware,” Lisa says. “She’s right in the center of pop culture, and Housewives is very much of the culture. I think you’d be surprised how many people watch it; people come up to me that I think would never watch our hot mess. I think the First Lady even said she watches it.”
Lisa says after everything, it worked out well. “One [Housewife] wasn’t there, and that was Brandi Glanville,” says Lisa. “So that was a bonus. You can quote me on that.”
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