House of Gucci sets the stage for a story of madness, murder and glamour. The seemingly ever-prevailing Adam Driver plays Maurizio Gucci who – here comes the spoiler – gets killed by two crafty and inexperienced hitmen payed by his wife Patricia Reggiani.
This true crime documentary captures the enitrety of the shocking murder story:
It gives a voice to Patrizia Reggiani (Gaga) who as an outsider from humble beginnings marries into the Gucci family – only for her ambition to clash with the family legacy. The chain of events leads to betrayal, revenge and finally a murder.
Recently, Gaga admitted filming House of Gucci left her with “psychological difficulty”.
She told VOGUE: “I had some psychological difficulty at one point towards the end of filming. I was either in my hotel room, living and speaking as Reggiani, or I was on set, living and speaking as her. I remember I went out into Italy one day with a hat on to take a walk. I hadn’t taken a walk in about two months and I panicked. I thought I was on a movie set.”
She continued: “It is three years since I started working on it [House of Gucci] and I will be fully honest and transparent: I spoke with an accent for nine months of that. Off camera, I never broke. I stayed with her.
“It was nearly impossible for me to speak in the accent as a blonde. 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.” The latter part is perhaps not new, as Lady Gaga is notorious for penny pinching, shopping on coupon vouchers and seeking out freebies.
The House of Gucci is released in UK cinemas on Friday, 26th of November.
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