Lady Gaga has revealed that she would have been a “combat journalist” if her singing career did not take off.
In her interview for the December 2021 cover of British Vogue, the Highway Unicorn (Road to Love) singer opened up about all things House of Gucci.
“It is three years since I started working on it,” she told the iconic fashion magazine, “and I will be fully honest and transparent: I lived as her [Reggiani] for a year and a half. And I spoke with an accent for nine months of that.”
“Off camera,” she added. “I never broke. I stayed with her.”
Gaga explained that her hair colour played a big part in being able to successfully portray Patrizia Reggiani in the upcoming film.
She stated: “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.
“I started to take photographs as well. I have no evidence that Patrizia was a photographer, but I thought as an exercise, and finding her interests in life, that I would become a photographer, so I took my point-and-shoot camera everywhere that I went.
“I noticed that Patrizia loved beautiful things. If something wasn’t beautiful, I deleted it.”
“That has to be one of the proudest days of my whole life,” she said. “Like many people in America, I felt a deep fear when Trump was president, and ushering 45 out and 46 in is something I’ll be able to tell my children all about.”
Gaga even revealed that she had to wear a bulletproof dress for the occasion before opening up about what career path she would have taken if singing and acting did not work out for her.
She added: “Singing in a Schiaparelli bulletproof dress. I don’t know if people know this about me, but if I weren’t who I am today, I would have been a combat journalist.
“That was one of my dreams. When I was at the Capitol, the day before the inauguration, I remember walking around and looking for evidence of the insurrection.”
Gaga will soon star in House of Gucci’s lead role, which will see her portray Reggiani in 1995 during the events and aftermath of the murder of Maurizio Gucci.
“I don’t consider myself a particularly ethical person,” Gaga says at the start of the latest trailer, “but I’m fair.”
She accompanied it with the Italian word “Stasera” – translated to “tonight” or “this evening” in English, implying that the poster was just the first in a series of promotional tools to promote the film.
House of Gucci will adapt the screenplay from Sara Gay Forden’s book, The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed.
For the first time, #BritishVogue and @Vogue_Italia share a cover star: @LadyGaga. In the new issue, she speaks to @GilesHattersley about rediscovering joy and how her #HouseOfGucci role took her to the edge of darkness. Read the interview: https://t.co/NvuE1SrXsD pic.twitter.com/avWDoHKwMJ
— British Vogue (@BritishVogue) November 2, 2021