Gaga interview on House of Gucci and why she decided to take the role and how she came up with the accent

The “House of Gucci” star and singer Lady said of her accent in the new movie “If I’m being honest, I do feel that it’s been sensationalized that I worked on my accent for so long, and that I was in character for so long”, adding “But if I could explain it to you and clarify …”

The 35-year-old superstar was referring to recent headlines about her acting technique on the set of the Ridley Scott-directed drama, which slinks into theaters just before Thanksgiving. To play Patrizia Reggiani, who plotted the murder of her Gucci-heir husband in 1995, Gaga spoke in a vivid Italian accent for nine months and plunged so deeply into character that she would think and feel as Patrizia even when cameras weren’t rolling.

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Based on the book “The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed” by Sara Gay Forden, the film follows the ambitious Patrizia as she romances Maurizio Gucci (Adam Driver) and marries her way into the dynastic Italian luxury label. The family business holds little allure for bookish Maurizio, and the real power is held by his father Rodolfo (Jeremy Irons) and his uncle Aldo (Al Pacino). If an outsider like Patrizia wants to be a true force at Gucci, she’ll have to pit the rest of the family against each other. Eventually, even Patrizia and Maurizio find themselves at odds, and her rage at him soon turns murderous.

For her first House of Gucci red-carpet appearance at the London premiere where Lady Gaga wowed at star-studded House of Gucci London premiere Gaga wore a striking purple gown with expressive sleeves, straight off Gucci’s spring/summer 2022 Love Parade catwalk. The devil was in the detail: she served rocker edge in fishnets and stacked mixed-metal Tiffany jewels.

“I was in a really complicated place in my life when this script came to me,” Gaga said of her first starring role since “A Star Is Born” (2018). She was struggling with depression as she recorded her 2020 album, “Chromatica,” and the woman born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta even wrestled with whether she really wanted to be Lady Gaga anymore. When “House of Gucci” offered her someone else to become, she jumped at the chance.

One of the first things I said to Ridley was “I don’t know that she had really loved Maurizio.”

“As soon as Ridley said it was love, I abandoned this idea that she was a gold digger and I investigated every possible article that I could find, any interview about her. I did not read the book.” Having started the book Gaga said it was filled with opinions, so I threw it out. I didn’t want anyone to shape my thinking. Even the idea of meeting Patrizia Gucci, once I watched her in her interviews, I thought, this would certainly be a bad idea, because she would have an agenda and want me to tell the story in the way she wants it to be told.

On her accent she confesses “I am American! I’m Italian American” adding “If I’m being honest, I do feel that it’s been sensationalized that I worked on my accent for so long, and that I was in character for so long,” Gaga said Wednesday, platinum hair cascading over one eye. “

Now that she’s on the other side, she beams as she discusses Scott’s trust in her transformation. “I’ve never had a better experience with a director,” she said. “He loves artists, and some directors don’t. They love themselves.” As the 83-year-old Scott joined us via video call, Gaga talked about how that bond allowed her to do her deepest character study yet.

The actress – who earned critical acclaim for her debut film role in A Star is Born – admitted: ‘I didn’t feel the pressure at all. I only work on things I believe in,’ when discussing her role as Patrizia Reggiani in the biographical crime drama.

Appearing on Thursday’s The Graham Norton Show, Gaga said: ‘I read the script and thought it really fascinating and interesting and then I met Ridley Scott and I was so excited to work with [co-star] Adam [Driver].’

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The Bad Romance singer worked with big-name stars in House of Gucci, including Al Pacino, and admitted to host Graham that the experience was a rollercoaster of emotions.

‘It was terrifying, exciting, amazing, it’s Al Pacino! He entirely transformed the landscape of acting in cinema and I have admired him for a long time,’ she said.

The role also required Lady Gaga to speak in an Italian accent, and proving just how dedicated she was, she stayed in the accent for ‘the whole of filming’.

‘I started in the voice six months before we started shooting and I stayed in it for the whole of filming, which I am sure was super annoying for Adam. For me I thought it was harder to go in and out, so I stayed in character,’ she said.

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