Lady Gaga: I studied Robert Durst for my ‘American Horror Story’ character

Jamie Lee Curtis and Lady Gaga sat down for a chat as part of Variety's “Actors on Actors” series, and in this segment Mother Monster relates that she based her American Horror Story: Hotel character on the unlikeliest of figures: troubled real estate heir and suspected murderer Robert Durst, the subject of HBO's much-talked-about documentary series The Jinx.

“Every day I would watch Robert Durst in The Jinx and his wife Debrah Durst and I would sort of study the practical nature in which he was devious and evil,” said Gaga. “He just has this extremely practical way of explaining how he”s going conceal the fact that he”s dumped a body in a river and kept it in his house and cut up his best friend.”

You can watch the full clip below.