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Lady Gaga wrote a Patrizia Gucci biography to prepare for ‘House Of Gucci’

"I lived inside of the character and inside this world of the Guccis for so long because I love art"

By Patrick Clarke

Lady Gaga in 'House Of Gucci'
Lady Gaga in 'House Of Gucci' (Photo: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc)

Lady Gaga has discussed the lengths she went to in order to prepare for her role as Patrizia Gucci in her new film ‘House Of Gucci’, which included penning an entire biography of the Italian socialite.

The singer and actor has already revealed that she remained in character on and off screen for eighteen months, speaking with a northern Italian accent for half that time.

Now, in a new interview with The Project, Gaga said: “I fell in love with the script, and the idea of this film in and of itself was enough for me artistically to begin a romance that took over my life.”

“I find it actually more exhausting to go in and out of character, I found it less exhausting to stay in it. It was fun, it’s whimsical. It’s not something I dare say that I would wish to do for the rest of my lfe. I’m certain that when I have a child I will not do this.

“But you know, I lived inside of the character and inside this world of the Guccis for so long because I love art, I love the nature of the type of acting that I like to do, and I stayed with her so that when I was on set or off set, it was this fluid life. This is something that makes me excited as an actor. It’s something I like. I don’t think it’s the way to do things, but it’s my way.”

She also revealed: “I wrote like an 80-page biography about her myself, and it was something that I worked off of and I read all the time to just get the story, her backstory, inside of me. Which is what I wanted to do for this movie.”

“I think a lot of it was because I’m Italian. I say that all the time but because I’m Italian, I wanted this to be great, and I wanted it to fully immersive. I wanted to be a part of history in Italy in a way that would speak to my family. My ancestors worked so hard so that I could have a better life, so I wanted to do a good job.”

Last month, meanwhile, Gaga revealed that she would often vomit on the set of ‘House Of Gucci’ from “anxiety, fatigue, trauma, exhaustion, commitment and love”.

Gaga’s performance is already drumming up awards season buzz, with many critics predicting she will land her second Best Actress Oscar nomination, after previously being nominated for playing Ally in the remake of ‘A Star Is Born’. Yesterday she received a nomination for Best Actress at the Golden Globes.