Lady Gaga revealed that she had some animal inspiration for her murderous turn as a jilted ex-wife in the new movie “House of Gucci”.
Her performance as Patrizia Reggiani, who had fashion heir Maurizio Gucci (played by Adam Driver) assassinated in the 1990s, is already creating a buzz. In a press conference ahead of the film’s release later this month, the singer-turned-actress said she turned to the animal kingdom for help in portraying each stage of Reggiani’s life.
“Earlier in her life, I was a cat, like a house cat,” Lady Gaga told journalists.
“In the middle of the film… I was a fox. And so I studied the way foxes hunt, and they’re actually quite playful when they hunt.”
“And then I studied panthers for the end. I watched lots of videos about the way that panthers hunt. And they’re sort of seductive… they sort of seduce and then they pounce.”
Early reviews have been seen to be favoring Lady Gaga’s performance, with many expecting another Oscar nomination to match her screen debut in “A Star is Born”.
Also getting a lot of attention is Jared Leto, who endured six hours of make-up every day to transform into balding pudgy playboy Paolo Gucci.
“I really used (those six hours) as an opportunity to work on the inner life of the character…” Leto said.
“It was a great time to focus, and to meditate on the character.”
The film is directed by British director Ridley Scott, who has created some of the most iconic movies of the past 40 years, including “Blade Runner”, “Alien”, “Gladiator” and “Thelma and Louise”.