Lady Gaga’s craziest claims about her transformation into a “House of Gucci”
If there’s one thing Lady Gaga is going to do, it’s promote her latest project. Pop culture enthusiasts may recall the publicity surrounding the 2018 release of A star is born, in which the singer-turned-actor repeated the same anecdote about Bradley Cooper who tried his luck so many times it spawned YouTube compilations of the estimate. Actor chops aside, her ability to stick in the press for weeks is reason enough to cast her in a movie, as she proves once again with her deliciously absurd Gucci PR house tour. This time around, Gaga is making headlines with outrageous and exaggerated claims about how she prepared to don Patrizia Reggiani’s Gucci heels.
Also starring Adam Driver as Reggiani’s heartless husband and heir to the fashion empire, Maurizio Gucci, Gucci House was posted on Thanksgiving weekend with mixed reviews. It is adapted from Sara Gay Forden’s 2001 book detailing the true story of the Gucci assassination, plotted by Reggiani, his jealous ex-wife.
The most generous reading of Gucci House is like high camp, with accents borrowed from Mario Bros., a wedding montage of George Michael’s ‘Faith’, one of the strangest and most over the top sex scenes ever to be seen in the film, and Jared Leto in prosthetic books over and over screaming the punchline, “Boof!” Fashion is of course divine and very 80’s. Less favorable reviews, however, condemned him as lagging behind, overworked, and tonal inconsistency. (For the record, this writer loved it and topped his Christmas tree with a photo of Lady Gaga as Patrizia.) But it all serves to make Gaga’s mad efforts for the role all the more fun.
A committed actor, Gaga would have remained in the character of Vengeful Patrizia for a year and a half, speaking with that infamous “Italian” accent for nine months. She claims she couldn’t make the accent with her platinum blonde hair, so she dyed her hair black as part of the makeover, even though her costume for the movie consisted of 10 different costumes. custom wigs.
This extreme level of dedication is not necessarily worthy of a title per se — the Gucci House Co-stars Al Pacino and Jared Leto are also famous for staying in character once the cameras stop rolling. But apparently each week of the film’s press cycle (which seemed as endless as the film itself) brought a new claim to Gaga’s intense dedication to her craft, ranging from funny to downright alarming.
On the dumber end of the spectrum, for example, Gaga said Hollywood journalist that she loaded with carbohydrates from pasta and bread to play Patrizia. She has also watched videos of panthers hunting their prey, for reasons that are not entirely clear but have something to do with channeling seduction into the film’s revenge plot. herself complaints writing an 80-page biography of her real-life counterpart to study while filming, but never met or interviewed the real Patrizia Reggiani, who is alive and well and released from prison in 2016.
Other aspects of Gaga’s process were of far more concern than indulging in an extra serving of spaghetti carbonara. From his interview with THR, Gaga’s immersion in the darkness of Patrizia’s psyche had physical consequences, often causing her to vomit from “anxiety, fatigue, trauma, exhaustion, commitment and love.” “. While filming a scene with Salma Hayek, Gaga said she used a memory-based acting technique to relate her character’s trauma to her own personal trauma, with such a compelling effect that she has frightened director Ridley Scott and his co-star by throwing a candle across the room.
“While filming a scene with Salma Hayek, Gaga said she used a memory-based acting technique to relate her character’s trauma to her own personal trauma, with such a compelling effect that she has frightened director Ridley Scott and his co-star by throwing a candle across the room. “
More recently, the singer caused a stir by telling Variety that she had a psychiatric nurse on set with her towards the end of filming for the sake of her own safety and sanity. She insisted that she did not wish to glorify her extreme techniques, saying, “I don’t think an actor should push himself to this limit.” His immersion in the character even made him lose touch with reality, as Gaga explained. British Vogue: “I had some psychological difficulties at one point towards the end of the shoot. I was either in my hotel room, living and speaking like Reggiani, or on set, living and speaking like her. I remember one day I went out to Italy 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.
All of this is consistent with the Grammy Award-winning pop star’s flair for melodrama. After all, we’re talking about the woman who showed up at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards in a dress made entirely from raw beef, kicked off her 2017 Super Bowl halftime show by diving off the stadium roof, and had four costumes. different. changes on the red carpet at the 2019 Met Gala. The list goes on. And hey, nobody can say that it doesn’t work for her. Gaga is anything but a lock on her second Oscar nomination for this year’s Best Actress.