Lady GaGa Explains Why She Never Met Patrizia Reggiani Despite Portraying Her in House of Gucci
Patrizia previously admitted that she’s ‘quite annoyed’ by the fact that the ‘Poker Face’ hitmaker is playing her in the new movie ‘without even having the foresight and sensitivity to come and meet’ her.
AceShowbiz –Lady GaGa has her particular reason why she never met Patrizia Reggiani despite playing the latter in “House of Gucci“. When reacting to the ex-wife of Maurizio Gucci’s criticism over her role, the “Poker Face” hitmaker told her side of the story.
“I only felt that I could truly do this story justice if I approached it with the eye of a curious woman who was interested in possessing a journalistic spirit,” the 35-year-old explained when speaking to British Vogue. “So that I could read between the lines of what was happening in the film’s scenes.”
“Meaning that nobody was going to tell me who Patrizia Gucci was. Not even Patrizia Gucci,” the Grammy winner added. She then divulged that she didn’t even read the book that the movie is based on, “The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed.” She said, “I did not want anything that had an opinion that would color my thinking in any way.”
Instead, GaGa spent more than a year living in character as Reggiani. “I will be fully honest and transparent: I lived as her 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,” she elaborated.
“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. I started to take photographs as well,” she continued. “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 interview came months after Reggiani revealed that she’s not a fan of GaGa’s portrayal of her. “I am quite annoyed by the fact that Lady GaGa is playing me in the new Ridley Scott film without even having the foresight and sensitivity to come and meet me,” she told ANSA back in March.
Also starring Adam Driver and Jared Leto, “House of Gucci” is based on the book which narrates the 1995 murder-for-hire of Maurizio Gucci, one of Guccio Gucci’s grandchildren. It also tells about the subsequent trial and conviction of Reggiani, who was slapped with a 16-year prison sentence for committing the crime.
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