“I feel happier than ever,” Gaga smiled to America’s OK! magazine. “The people I’ve been working with have been so kind and accepting of me, Ryan has allowed me to find myself and get past my fears and anxieties. I’ve been able to bond with the other cast members, and they’ve made me feel very normal and conformable. People always expect or want me to be wild – but now I just want to be a normal girl!”

Her glee is in regard to her work with Ryan Murphy on the 5th season of American Horror Story where she plays The Countess. The 29-year-old describes her screen alter ego as a glamorous monster and admits she does feel a connection to the dark character.

“I understand her loneliness and sense of isolation,” she reflects. “I often felt lonely and depressed when I was growing up. It had nothing to do with my parents – it’s just my brain chemistry, although it’s probably hereditary. I spent a lot of time seeing doctors and taking different kinds of drugs to treat my depression. As I grew older, I found a way to release myself from those darker thoughts through music.”

Gaga credits her role on AHS as well as her relationship with fiancé Talyor Kinney for bringing her down a few notches. According to her she’s in a much better “headspace” now that she’s conquered her fears and anxieties.

Season six of American Horror Story has been confirmed for an October 2016 release date. Will Lady Gaga become a regular on the popular TV anthology series?