With Lady Gaga seemingly taking over the world as Patrizia Reggiani in House of Gucci, her method acting has been spoken about in Hollywood for months now.
But a vocal coach that worked on the film has criticised Gaga’s Italian accent, despite Gaga reportedly living as Patrizia Reggiani for 9 months – accent and all.
De Martini actually auditioned for a role on the film, was unsuccessful but was brought back to work as a dialogue coach.
“I was surprised – ‘House of Gucci’ was a really, really big production for [the country]. I think I never saw a movie [this big] here, maybe ‘Mission: Impossible’ and ‘Bond’, they had this huge crew. So, I was really surprised to be called for this, and I was surprised there wasn’t a dialogue coach on set.”
She continued, “What happened was this: Salma Hayek shot for one day and then asked for a dialogue coach. I think she heard the accent wasn’t right and she was worried — she wanted to do well.”
While on set, Francesca overheard Gaga’s accent: “I was noticing when I was on set, because I had earphones working with Salma and hearing what she was saying so I could help her to get it right, so I could hear Lady Gaga as well.”
She confessed “I only felt that I could truly do this story justice if I approached it with the eye of a curious woman who was interested in possessing a journalistic spirit so that I could read between the lines of what was happening in the film’s scenes.”