Lana Del Rey feels uncomfortable on stage.

The 'Video Games' hitmaker admits she sometimes has to kneel during her performances in order to hide her visible discomfort but is grateful her fans do their best to put her at ease.

She said: ''I love to take care of the songs - that's my natural place - then, when I get on stage that's not my element.

''Sometimes I kneel down because I am trembling or touch the audience because I don't know what else to do. But the nice thing about the kids is that they feel bad for me, and pass me soft toys!''

Lana - whose real name is Lizzie Grant - also spoke of her desire to write for films and says she would be in a ''happy place'' if that was the direction her career took.

She told Australia's Vogue magazine: ''When I was starting, I had a vision of being a writer for film and that's what I am doing now. I'm so happy.

''Hopefully I will branch into film work and stay there. That will be my happy place. I'd like to stay in one place for a long time.''