The ‘Born This Way’ hitmaker was told by director Ridley Scott to tone down her performance for fears of traumatizing herself as she used ‘pain’ from sexual assault for ‘Gucci’ role.
AceShowbiz –Lady GaGa used her “pain” from being raped to drive her “House of Gucci” performance.
The 35-year-old star – who revealed earlier this year she was sexually assaulted by a music producer when she was 19 – portrays Patrizia Reggiani, who ordered a hit on fashion heir ex-husband Maurizio Gucci in the new film and she immersed herself in the feelings stemming from the worst experiences of her life to give her character the right voice.
“I took the pain I feel from being attacked when I was a young girl, from feeling left behind by people that I love, from feeling trapped that I can’t go out into a world that I love. I took that pain and I gave it to her,” she told Britain’s The Sun newspaper.
But director Sir Ridley Scott urged her to tone down the intensity.
He told her, “I don’t want you traumatising yourself. Leave it here and don’t do this to yourself anymore.”
The “Born This Way” hitmaker pushed herself so hard for the nine months she was working on the film, she was often physically sick.
She said, “You wake up, you throw up, you go to set, throw up again.”
The plot covers three decades of Patrizia’s life, from her 1972 marriage, to Maurizio walking out on her in 1985, and organising the hit 10 years after that and Gaga thought it was “ridiculous” that she had to pass for being in her 20s.
She laughed, “Me passing as a 22 or a 25 year old is ridiculous, but thank you Ridley for believing in me in that way.”
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