She definitely sounds like she’s from somewhere in Europe, at least.
The dialogue coach on Ridley Scott’s much-anticipated “House of Gucci” film has admitted that Lady Gaga didn’t exactly nail her character’s Italian accent in the film.
“I feel bad saying this, but her accent is not exactly an Italian accent, it sounds more Russian,” Italian actress and dialect coach Francesca De Martiniof Gaga’s vocal impression of Patrizia Reggiani, who famously hired a hitman to murder her ex-husband, Maurizio Gucci, in 1995.
De Martini auditioned for multiple roles in the film, only to be rejected as an actress, but was called back to help coach Gaga’s co-star, Salma Hayek.
“What happened was this: Salma shot for one day and then asked for a dialogue coach,” De Martini told the publication. “I think she heard the accent wasn’t right and she was worried — she wanted to do well.”
While listening closely to Hayek, 55, De Martini also listened closely to Gaga, and realized her take on Reggiani was a bit more Eastern European than Italian.
Gaga, 35, certainly put a lot of effort into finalizing her take on Reggiani.
“I lived as her [Reggiani] for a year and a half. And I spoke with an accent for nine months of that,” including off-camera, Gaga toldthis month. “I never broke. I stayed with her.”
She even changed her hair color in the name of getting the accent right.
“It was nearly impossible for me to speak in the accent as a blonde,” she added. “I instantly had to dye my hair.”
The film, however, does feature a wide array of accents, with some actors doing a more realistic take than others.
“When you see the trailer, there are so many different accents,” De Martini noted, adding that Al Pacino’s is more New York-Italian, while Adam Driver barely has any at all.
The movie is set to hit theaters on Nov. 24.