Lady Gaga says she will not meet Patrizia Reggiani and “cares deeply” about the impact of House of Gucci

The star of Maison Gucci Lady Gaga told ITV News she would probably never meet Patrizia Gucci, saying “I don’t want to get along with” her.

The actress and singer plays Patrizia Gucci in the crime drama of Sir Ridley Scott, a socialite who had her husband, the heir to the fashion dynasty, Maurizio Gucci, murdered in a case that touched Italy.

Speaking to ITV News arts editor Nina Nannar, Gaga said, “I don’t want to collude with Patrizia Gucci. I think she wants to drive a famous story of herself in as a notorious killer and woman who advised Gucci.

“I think what she did was wrong, I think she deeply regrets it.”

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The star also spoke about the potential impact of the new film on the Gucci family.

“If anything, I extend my heart to her daughters,” she said.

“They probably don’t want this, but for what it’s worth I care deeply that it must be very painful for them and as an actress it’s something I have to reckon with.”

Patrizia Reggiani (her maiden name) told Italian media earlier in the year that she was “annoyed” that Gaga had not contacted her to meet her, describing it as “a matter of common sense and respect”.

Gaga also spoke about the mental strain of taking on the role of Patrizia and how it’s not easier for businesswomen today than it was in the 1970s and 1980s.

The star told ITV News Arts editor-in-chief Nina Nannar she spoke with her Italian accent for six months before the shoot and then during the three and a half months of shooting, a dedication, she says, “started playing with my head later.”

“What was difficult was feeling the real life symptoms of being Patrizia all the time, and what she went through.

“I had a lot of mental issues working on this movie – because she had some. She had a lot of mental issues. Patrizia is someone who fights for her life.”

Lady Gaga plays Maurizio Gucci’s ex-wife Patrizia Reggiani while filming a Ridley Scott film. Credit: PA

Gaga said of Patrizia she was “a woman living in a man’s world and a woman who is truly a stranger”.

Although the film focuses on the fashion house in the 1970s and 1980s, the 35-year-old suspects that little has changed in the way women in the business (and other industries) are treated. .

“I think it happens all the time all over the world and I think men are very comfortable working with other men because having to be accountable to a woman creates discomfort so it’s easier. to push women out. “

Herself an Italian of American descent, aside from six months of accent preparation, Gaga says her own heritage helped shape the role.

“Every day on the set I was so aware that my feet were planted on the floor of my ancestor’s house and that they were working so hard so that my family could have a better life and look at me now. we are.”

Lady Gaga, Jared Leto and Adam Driver attending the House of Gucci UK premiere. Credit: Pennsylvania

In House Of Gucci, her first movie role since her Oscar nomination for A Star Is Born in 2018, Gaga stars alongside Adam Driver, Al Pacino, Jared Leto, Jeremy Irons and Salma Hayek. So, does she feel that she still has something to prove on the big screen?

“To say that I would need to ‘prove myself’ doesn’t seem right to me. What resonates with me is this idea of ​​winning my place, or of winning my place. It seems correct to me – to do more. more films, more work, more research. I don’t think you should try to prove yourself that way. “

Away from the glamor of showbiz, the star spoke to ITV News about the emergence of the pandemic and move forward with “kindness” as the only way to recover.

Work with a citizen of the world and the World Health Organization, Gaga has joined other celebrities to help raise over £ 1million to help health organizations around the world.

“I pray all the time for the healing of healthcare workers, the trauma they have suffered is immense and is changing the world,” the star told Nina Nannar.

“The mental struggles we all went through during Covid were real.

“I can see the toll this has taken on the world and I think it’s a good time to look at kindness, I think kindness is the really perfect system.”

House Of Gucci will arrive in UK cinemas on November 26.

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