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Lady Gaga felt ‘no pressure’ in choosing next film after Oscar-winning A Star is Born

She earned critical acclaim for her role in film A Star is Born, where she won the Oscar for Best Original Song, Shallow, at the 2019 Academy Awards.  

And on The Graham Norton Show on Thursday, Lady Gaga revealed that she felt ‘no pressure’ in living up to the hype when choosing her next film, House of Gucci.

‘I didn’t feel the pressure at all. I only work on things I believe in,’ the 35-year-old said on the BBC show, when discussing her role as Patrizia Reggiani in the biographical crime drama based on the famed Gucci fashion empire.

‘I only work on things I believe in’: Lady Gaga revealed on The Graham Norton Show on Thursday that she felt ‘no pressure’ in choosing her next film House of Gucci, following her Oscar-winning role in A Star is Born. The BBC One show is set to air on Friday 

She continued: ‘I read the script and thought it really fascinating and interesting and then I met Ridley Scott and I was so excited to work with [co-star] Adam [Driver].’ 

Lady Gaga received widespread acclaim for her role as struggling artist Ally in 2018 film A Star is Born, where she falls in love with seasoned musician Jackson Maine, played by Bradley Cooper.  

The Bad Romance singer worked with big-name stars in House of Gucci, including Al Pacino, and admitted to host Graham that the experience was a rollercoaster of emotions.

‘It was terrifying, exciting, amazing, it’s Al Pacino! He entirely transformed the landscape of acting in cinema and I have admired him for a long time,’ she said. 

No fear in living up to the hype: 'I didn't feel the pressure at all. I only work on things I believe in,' the 35-year-old said on the BBC One show. Pictured as Ally in 2018 film, A Star is Born

No fear in living up to the hype: ‘I didn’t feel the pressure at all. I only work on things I believe in,’ the 35-year-old said on the BBC One show. Pictured as Ally in 2018 film, A Star is Born 

The songstress, 35, told host Graham: 'I read the script and thought it really fascinating and interesting and then I met Ridley Scott and I was so excited to work with [co-star] Adam [Driver]'

The songstress, 35, told host Graham: ‘I read the script and thought it really fascinating and interesting and then I met Ridley Scott and I was so excited to work with [co-star] Adam [Driver]’ 

The role also required Lady Gaga to speak in an Italian accent, and proving just how dedicated she was, she stayed in the accent for ‘the whole of filming’. 

‘I started in the voice six months before we started shooting and I stayed in it for the whole of filming, which I am sure was super annoying for Adam. For me I thought it was harder to go in and out, so I stayed in character,’ she said. 

Lady Gaga stunned for her appearance on the talk show, opting for a slinky black mini dress with silver embellishment and sky-high black heels.

Staying in character: The role also required Lady Gaga to speak in an Italian accent, and proving just how dedicated she was, she stayed in the accent for 'the whole of filming'

Staying in character: The role also required Lady Gaga to speak in an Italian accent, and proving just how dedicated she was, she stayed in the accent for ‘the whole of filming’  

Her blonde tresses were styled in a statement up-do with several long tendrils left out to frame her face, and her makeup was ultra glamorous with a smoky eye.    

The film is based on Sara Gay Forden’s novel titled The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed.   

Set in Italy, the story explores three decades of numerous themes, including love, betrayal and revenge. 

Role: The singer's latest project sees her take on the role of Patrizia Reggiani in biographical crime drama film, House Of Gucci

Role: The singer’s latest project sees her take on the role of Patrizia Reggiani in biographical crime drama film, House Of Gucci

Significantly depicted during the course of the film is the aftermath of the 1995 murder of Maurizio Gucci (played by Adam Driver), the Italian businessman and head of the fashion house Gucci, by his ex-wife Patrizia (played by Lady Gaga). 

Jared Leto will play vice-president of the luxury fashion house Paolo Gucci, cousin of Maurizio, while Al Pacino will portray Aldo Gucci, the company’s chairman from 1953 to 1986.  

The cold-blooded murder of fashion scion Maurizio in 1995 shocked the world – especially when his glamorous ex-wife Patrizia was found guilty of arranging it.

House Of Gucci: The film, set for release on November 26, is based on Sara Gay Forden's novel, The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed

House Of Gucci: The film, set for release on November 26, is based on Sara Gay Forden’s novel, The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed

During the murder trial, which transfixed Italy, Patrizia arrived each day wearing head-to-toe Gucci clothes and accessories.

The court heard how she had ordered the murder of her husband after he offered her $650,000 in a divorce settlement.  

She was initially sentenced to 29 years in 1998, which was reduced to 26 on appeal. She served 18 – with her pet ferret Bambi as a companion for some of the time – before being released in October 2014.

Well-known for her luxury lifestyle, Patrizia once said: ‘I’d rather cry in a Rolls than be happy on a bicycle’ and turned down the offer of day release while in prison because it would have meant doing ‘menial’ work.

House of Gucci is set for release on November 26. 

Focus: Significantly depicted during the course of the film is the aftermath of the 1995 murder of Maurizio Gucci (played by Adam Driver), the Italian businessman and head of the fashion house Gucci, by his ex-wife Patrizia (played by Lady Gaga)

Focus: Significantly depicted during the course of the film is the aftermath of the 1995 murder of Maurizio Gucci (played by Adam Driver), the Italian businessman and head of the fashion house Gucci, by his ex-wife Patrizia (played by Lady Gaga)

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