Lady Gaga Used an Italian Accent for Nine Months to Get into Character for 'House of Gucci'

Method acting, capisce?
Lady Gaga Used an Italian Accent for Nine Months to Get into Character for 'House of Gucci'
There can be 100 people in a room, and 99 don't speak with an Italian accent for nine months to get into character for Ridley Scott's House of Gucci — but one does, and that's Lady Gaga.

The news of her studied path comes following last week's new trailer for the film, where we got to hear the fruits of her labour. In a cover interview for British Vogue, Gaga revealed the laborious efforts that went into perfecting her character's vernacular. 

To fully embody Italian socialite (and convicted felon) Patrizia Reggiani, the pop star utilized the age-old technique of method acting in an attempt to wholly become her character — which included taking up photography, dying her hair brown and speaking stringently with an Italian accent for nine months,.

"It is three years since I started working on it," Gaga told interviewer Giles Hattersley of the film, "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."

Further proving her seriousness, she sacrificed having more fun as a blonde to go brunette, because she found it "nearly impossible" to speak in the inflection with her signature platinum hair.

"I instantly had to dye my hair and I started to live in a way whereby anything that I looked at, anything that I touched, I started to take notice of where and when I could see money," Gaga added. "I started to take photographs as well. I have no evidence that Patrizia was a photographer, but I thought as an exercise — and finding her interests in life — that I would become a photographer, so I took my point-and-shoot camera everywhere that I went."

The star-studded flick also features the likes of Adam Driver, Jared Leto, Al Pacino and Salma Hayek — and the latter apparently had quite the reaction to witnessing Gaga's approach to her craft on set. Later in the interview, the multi-hyphenate recalled:

We were in between takes and Salma was like, "Oh, this fucking method actor is over here. 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.

Between this and the meat dresses, Gaga's dedication to her artistry proves time and time again that she'll never be one to simply "stare con le mani in mano."

House of Gucci is set to make its theatrical debut on November 26.

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