Casa Gucci: In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Lady Gaga revealed her preparation to play socialite Patrizia Reggiani in Casa Gucci and gave more details about how she worked alongside visionary director Ridley Scott.
Victim of sexual abuse during her youth, Lady Gaga claimed to have based on her traumatic life experiences to give soul to Patrizia Reggiani, dealing in a complex and systemic way with the countless particularities that totally collapsed the world of Maurizio Gucci’s ex-wife. The work, which required a great mental effort from the artist, had the cooperation of Scott, who closely followed how the interpretation could impact the actress’ performance.
“It’s a scene where I tap a burning candle in the living room, and I remember giving Salma [Hayek] a heart attack that day,” she commented. “I was falling apart when [Patrizia] fell apart. When I say I didn’t break the character, part of it wasn’t by choice.” deliver traumatic sensations in performance.
“Part of what makes a good character is knowing what the character’s deep need is. But you can’t understand what your character’s deep need is unless you understand your own,” he added. “My deep need has always been to make my father proud. For Patrizia, I think it was to make her mother proud that she was important to a man. A man like Maurizio.”
Casa Gucci, which also features stars Adam Driver, Jared Leto, Jeremy Irons and Al Pacino, opens in theaters on November 24th.