Lady Gaga was ‘only person’ Ridley Scott wanted for House of Gucci role – Music News

Lady Gaga was the only person Ridley Scott had “in his sights” for the lead role in House of Gucci.

In the new drama, the singer/actress, real name Stefani Germanotta, plays Italian socialite Patrizia Reggiani, who ordered a hitman to kill her ex-husband, Gucci heir Maurizio Gucci, in 1995.

Scott had been trying to make House of Gucci for almost 20 years but always faced obstacles with the script or studio financing, and when he finally received a screenplay he liked, Gaga was winning rave reviews for her leading role in 2018 movie A Star Is Born and he quickly set up a meeting with her to get her onboard as his Patrizia.

“There was only one person ever in my sights at this moment in time who could carry this pretty forthright woman,” he told The Hollywood Reporter. “I found Stef to be inordinately approachable and, frankly, a lot of fun. She’s very smart and very, very perceptive. I knew after that first meeting, it was essential that she would do this part. She must. And, of course, because of her very recent success, that made it a lot easier for us to get going and get a proper budget.”

The Alien director added that if he was casting House of Gucci 40 years ago, he would have turned to Elizabeth Taylor.

“There’s that beauty,” he explained. “And yet there’s an intelligence and a cattiness and a danger to Liz Taylor. And I would compare a lot of this to Stefani.”

House of Gucci, also starring Adam Driver, Al Pacino, and Jared Leto, is in cinemas now.

You can view the original article HERE.

The Weeknd Teases a Trilogy of New Albums
Kanye West Wants to Meet Putin, Build Business Empire in Russia
David Adefeso Is Heading Home After A Great Time In His Paradisiac Vacay
Dean McDermott Feared He Would Be Put on Ventilator While Sick with COVID
Creepy Archive 81 Wants to be Your Winter TV Obsession | TV/Streaming
Fatal Attraction Meets Misery in Savage Thriller
Willem Dafoe Believes Green Goblin Mask Criticism Influenced No Way Home Look
HBO Max’s Peacemaker Continues Twisted Saga of Suicide Squad | TV/Streaming
Mabel: ‘I’m just hoping that it’ll be another summer full of festivals’ – Music News
The Strokes reschedule NYE show to April with new Mac DeMarco support
Billie Eilish stands up for Charlie Puth amid alleged feud with Benny Blanco – Music News
Michael Bay to produce ‘The Raid’ remake for Netflix
Billups: Nets’ Irving ‘most skilled’ PG in history
Cricket Contests to Watch out for in 2022
Colorado Rapids are Looking Good for an MLS Cup Challenge
Excellent Benefits of Playing Slot Online
Hulu Renews The Great, Drops Dollface Season 2 Trailer
The Walking Dead Episode 10.3 Recap: The Whisperers Punish Alexandria
Joe Gatto Announces Comedy Tour After Impractical Jokers Exit
Ordinary Joe Season 1 Episode 11 Review: Calling An Audible
How to Wear What You Have
Daily News: Yara Shahidi’s First Campaign For Dior, Janet Jackson Covers Allure, What Olivier Roustein Really Thinks Of Emily In Paris, And More!
Best Straight-Leg Jeans For Women
Best Winter Clothes From Saks 5th Avenue