She really went method.
Lady Gaga stayed in character as Patrizia Reggiani for the upcoming Ridley Scott film “House of Gucci” for the whole length of filming.
The Oscar winner, 35, went full-on into method acting 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 almost a year perfecting Reggiani’s Italian accent for the drama.
The singer embodied Reggiani by dyeing her hair brown, taking up photography and talking with an Italian accent for nine months.
“It is three years since I started working on it,” Gaga said. “And I will be fully honest and transparent: I 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 of her co-star Salma Hayek’s reaction to her method-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 sense memory work next to her, and she was making fun of me while I was sitting there doing it. And I didn’t even laugh. When the scene was over, I flipped at her and I said, ‘You’re ridiculous!’ and I started laughing and I kissed her. It was a wonderful set, but I’m very serious when I work,” Gaga, whose real name is Stefani Germanotta, continued.
The glitzy, fashion-forward flick features an ensemble cast that also includes Adam Driver, Al Pacino, Jeremy Irons and Jared Leto. The movie takes place in 1995, chronicling the events and the aftermath 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 found it hard to come back from it after filming wrapped.
“I had some psychological difficulty at one point towards the end of filming,” she said. “I was either in my hotel room, living and speaking as Reggiani, or I was on set, living and speaking as her.”
The “Rain On Me” crooner added, “I remember I went out into Italy one day with a hat on to take a walk. I hadn’t taken a walk in about two months, and I panicked. I thought I was on a movie set.”
“House of Gucci” will debut in theaters on Nov. 24 and is based on Sara Gay Forden’s true-crime chronicle, “The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed.”
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