We knew that Lady Gaga is a superstar for years now. But as she expands her repertoire and acting career, we learn more about her hidden talents. The most recent addition to their list? Dialogue improvisation – and not only all dialogue, but one of the most memorable lines of Gucci House.
In Ridley Scott’s new crime drama, Lady Gaga plays Patrizia Reggiani, the ex-wife of Maurizio Gucci (Adam Driver), who was convicted of hiring a hitman to kill him in 1995. The movie portrays the Italian socialite as ambitious, tenacious, uncompromising to extremes. As soon as the public saw their first glimpse of Gaga in the movie trailer, it was clear that his performance would be unforgettable. Especially after hearing her say the phrase “Father, son and Maison Gucci”.
The singer’s performance alone, who sees her making the sign of the cross with a deadly serious look on her face, was enough to thrill the internet. It was before we also knew its origins. At the premiere of the new film in Los Angeles, the Oscar-winning actor confessed Variety that the line was the result of an ad-lib. When asked how she imagined it, she replied:
She seems pretty humble about it all – aside from highlighting Ridley Scott’s role in directing the moment, she also credited co-star Jared Leto with rolling with it. Even when told that it is now one of the most iconic lines in movie history, she shrugged playfully:
Although the film is yet to be released, it’s already clear that the actress put a lot of herself into the role, which makes her contribution to the feature film more special. She even made a commitment to “live” as Reggiani and stay in character (and with focus) on and off screen during filming.
Considering all the buzz surrounding her performance and the movie, even beyond Lady Gaga’s ad lib, Ridley Scott’s latest is certainly shaping up to be one from the history books, even without her now iconic line. . With the great drama of the true story, some members of the Gucci family is not happy about how the film portrays them. Even if the first reaction of critics (including the dialect trainer from the movie) were not universally positive, many praised Gaga and her co-stars for their electric performances.
Gucci House hits theaters on November 24.