Lady Gaga thought it was “extra important” to have an Italian accent in everyday situations for her role in House Of Gucci, directed by Ridley Scott. The movie tells the story of Patrizia Reggiani, who was convicted of hiring a hitman to kill her ex-husband Maurizio Gucci and Gaga spent months perfecting her character’s Italian accent. She says that it was particularly useful to use it in mundane situations such as shopping trips.
Lady Gaga said in an interview, “Times like that I found it extra important. Because I dyed my hair brown and was wearing a Covid mask, I could interact with someone at the grocery store and practice having conversations with the accent without them knowing it was me.” She said that she wanted the accent to be “naturally ready” in her body when she was on set for the movie.
The Bad Romance hitmaker said: “I didn’t just want to use the accent on the sets – I would never have been ready. I wanted the accent to be naturally ready in my body so when I was working, it was the last thing I was thinking about.”
Gaga shared that she noticed similarities between herself and Patrizia and says that she wanted to “inject humanity’ into her alter ego. She said: “I wanted to inject the humanity of Patrizia into the character. And there’s a piece of Patrizia that reminds me of myself, meaning that she wants to be famous but she wants to control the narrative.”