A visibly tearful Lady Gaga rounded off shooting Ridley Scott’s House of Gucci biopic at the weekend after spending two months filming in the Italian capital. Holding a bouquet of spring tulips, she waved goodbye to her Roman fans, before gently flinging the flowers onto the cobblestones in one fell pink opera-gloved swoop.
The pop star, who plays murderous socialite Patrizia Reggiani, looked every part of the Gucci heiress in a Sportmax blazer and Chanel silk scarf combo, which she paired with Valentino Rose Edition Atelier boots and a matching bag.
Later taking to Twitter on Sunday afternoon (May 9), Gaga reflected on the months-long experience of playing Gucci’s ex-wife. “I wish to thank all of Italy for cheering me on while I film this movie – I hug and kiss you, tell you I believe in you,” she wrote.
“Prayers to my place of origin – a country built on the promise of hard work and family. I hope I made you proud. I’m proud to be Italian. Ti Amo,” she added.
The A Star is Born actor then uploaded a photo of her fist-bumping with Ridley Scott, with the caption: “That’s a wrap, Rid.”
House of Gucci revives the infamous murder tale of the fashion house’s former head, Maurizio Gucci, with Lady Gaga in the role of Patrizia Reggiani, who was placed on trial and later convicted for the assasination of her ex-husband for 16 years.
While photos of the cast have been leaked onto Twitter regularly, serving an insight into the costume and making us countdown the days until its release (refresh your memory with some of the best The House of Gucci looks so far), the family of the luxury fashion house, notably Patrizia Gucci – one of Maurizio’s second cousins – has voiced her concern that the film goes beyond the genre of a biographical crime film and delves too deeply into the private lives of the Gucci heirs.
“We are truly disappointed. I speak on behalf of the family,’’ Patrizia Gucci shared with The Associated Press. “They are stealing the identity of a family to make a profit, to increase the income of the Hollywood system... Our family has an identity, privacy. We can talk about everything. But there is a borderline that cannot be crossed."
Despite the unrest among the Gucci dynasty, the film is scheduled for release in November this year. Until then, watch Gaga’s iconic departure from Rome below. Viva Italia!
I wish to thank all of Italy for cheering me on while I film this movie—I hug & kiss you, tell you I believe in you ❤️ prayers 🇮🇹🙏to my place of origin—a country built on the promise of hard work & family. I hope I made you proud. I’m proud to be Italian. Ti Amo. #HouseOfGucci