Ridley Scott Responds to Gucci Family Statement – .

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Ridley Scott Responds to Gucci Family Statement – .


Yesterday, the heirs of Aldo Gucci – the former president of the fashion house of the Gucci brand, which is portrayed by Al Pacino in the Gucci House – issued a scathing statement criticizing the film.

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“Although the work claims to want to tell the ‘true story’ of the family, fears raised by the trailers and interviews released so far are confirmed: the film carries a narrative that is far from accurate.” , indicates the press release.

Now director Ridley Scott has released his own defense of the film in a new interview with Total Film.

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Scott claimed that family members writing to express their concerns about the film “were alarmingly insulting, claiming that Al Pacino does not physically represent Aldo Gucci in any form.”

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“And yet, frankly, how could they be better represented than by Al Pacino?” Excuse me! You probably have the best actors in the world, you should be so lucky.

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Scott also defended Jared Leto’s performance as Paolo Gucci, saying much of it was meant to be “comedic.”

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“There is not a lot of information about [his character] Paolo, but there are pictures of Paolo and that’s exactly what Paolo looks like. We found the photos and Jared did what he did and dressed like Paolo. There is not a lot of Paolo speaking in front of the camera. “

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“Paolo’s flamboyance was captured pretty well,” Scott continued. “And how could that be offensive? We have been careful not to be too overt if we can avoid it.

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Read the full interview here.

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