Lady Gaga 'stayed in character' on House of Gucci for 18 months

Lady Gaga 'stayed in character' on House of Gucci for 18 months

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House Of Gucci star Lady Gaga has said she spent 18 months in character while making the Ridley Scott film.

The pop princess plays Patrizia Reggiani in the new crime drama. Patrizia is the socialite who had her fashion dynasty heir husband Maurizio Gucci murdered in a case that gripped Italy in the 90s.

Staying in character isn't as much of a stretch as you might think. Lady Gaga is of Italian descent, in fact, her real name is Stefani Germanotta.


She walked the red carpet at the UK premiere in London’s Leicester Square last night (Tuesday) wearing a purple dress featuring dramatic cape sleeves that were split down the side to show stockings and high boots. Why? Why not.

Speaking to reporters in London Gaga said: "I really feel that in some ways my process has been sensationalised into something. But I don’t like to lie about my work and my process so what I will say is this."

"I am a romantic when it comes to art. I had a romantic relationship with my character Patrizia, I had a romantic relationship with the script and I dove headfirst into this world because she is nothing like me.


Salma Hayek, Jared Leto, Jeremy Irons, Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, Camille Cottin and Jack Huston. Pic: AP

"An inherently wide-eyed person that is looking to transgress society financially is something that I don’t identity with. So I spent a lot of time living my life looking for where money and value lie.

"Then there is the accent. Then there is the ability to talk as myself, meaning as Stefani, with the accent, so that I knew that I could speak from a place that was visceral, that was true.

"Then there is this script which you have to analyse until you are dead behind the eyes. For me, I would stop at nothing to take helm of my character."


The film also stars Adam Driver, Al Pacino, Jared Leto, Jeremy Irons, and Salma Hayek.

House of Gucci is out in Irish cinemas on Friday, November 26th.