Anderson Cooper Psychoanalyzes Lady Gaga

[S]he talked about being very insecure. But I think she always kind of felt she was meant to be a superstar. And from age four [she] was taking piano lessons and dance lessons and always had a vision for herself. She talked a lot about how taking the name “Lady Gaga” kind of allowed her to free herself of insecurities and transform herself into the superstar that she felt she was always meant to be. … One of the things I like about her is that there’s no difference between who she is on camera and who she is in real life. … I don’t think that she’s always performing. I think she’s actually always very honest about who and what she is.

Anderson Cooper, reflecting on his tour of New York City doors being shut in his face with Lady Gaga