For the December 2021 issue of British VogueLady Gaga opened up about how her transformation into Patrizia Reggiani went beyond teasing her now brown hair and donning an immaculately cropped seam. After spending three years with the character, she told the outlet, “I’ll be totally honest and transparent: I lived like her for a year and a half. And I spoke with an accent for nine months too,” said she added. , confirming that she used accent even when she wasn’t in her character.
She went on to say at the point of sale: “It was almost impossible for me to speak with the accent as a blonde. I immediately had to dye my hair and started living in such a way that everything what I looked at, everything I touched, I started to notice where and when I could see my money. “
Gaga continued that she never broke her character, and this devotion carried on into her day-to-day life. She studied Italian accents, focusing on the dialect of Vignole, Milan and Florence. However, she admitted to Vogue that she encountered “psychological difficulties” because her methodical acting approach had been all-consuming.
Interestingly, Gaga didn’t want to meet the infamous socialite she had become. She explained to Vogue that she takes a journalistic approach to the role and doesn’t want anyone’s opinions to influence her performance. “Which meant no one was going to tell me who Patrizia Gucci was,” she said. “Not even Patrizia Gucci.”
“House of Gucci” hits theaters on November 23 and will be available to stream on Paramount + shortly thereafter.