She really went method.
Lady Gaga remained in the character of Patrizia Reggiani for Ridley Scott’s upcoming film “House of Gucci” for the duration of the shoot.
The Oscar-winning actress, 35, went deep into the method to help her capture the essence of the disgraced former member of the Gucci family.
Gaga revealed in a profile for British Vogue that she spent nearly a year perfecting Reggiani’s Italian accent for the drama.
The singer played Reggiani by dyeing her hair brown, taking up photography and speaking with an Italian accent for nine months.
“It’s been three years since I started working on it,” said Gaga. “And I will be totally honest and transparent: I have lived as [Reggiani] for a year and a half. And I spoke with an accent for nine months of that. Off camera, I never broke. I stayed with her.
The “A Star Is Born” actress then spoke about her co-star Salma Hayek’s reaction to her methodical acting techniques. “We were in between takes and Salma was like, ‘Oh, this f – -king method actor is over here,’” Gaga said. “You know, she’s not talking to me right now. “
“Because I was doing sensory memory work next to her, and she was laughing at me while I was sitting there doing it.” And I didn’t even laugh. When the scene ended, I turned on her and said, ‘You’re ridiculous!’ and I started to laugh and I kissed her. It was a wonderful setting, but I’m very serious when I work, ”continued Gaga, real name Stefani Germanotta.
The glitzy, avant-garde film features an ensemble cast that also includes Adam Driver, Al Pacino, Jeremy Irons, and Jared Leto. The film is set in 1995, chronicling the events and consequences of Patrizia’s plot to kill her husband Maurizio Gucci (played by Driver).
Elsewhere in the interview, Gaga explained that she dove so deep into the character that she struggled to come back after filming.
“I had psychological difficulties at one point towards the end of the shoot,” she said. “I was either in my hotel room, living and speaking like Reggiani, or on set, living and speaking like her. “
The ‘Rain On Me’ crooner added, “I remember going to Italy one day with a hat to take a walk. I hadn’t taken a walk for about two months and panicked. I thought I was on a movie set.
“House of Gucci” will debut in theaters on November 24 and is based on Sara Gay Forden’s true crime chronicle, “The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamor, and Greed.”