Lady Gaga’s Italian Accent Was Mocked By The Dialogue Coach For ‘House Of Gucci’

She definitely sounds European.

Lady Gaga didn’t quite master her character’s Italian accent in Ridley Scott’s highly anticipated “House of Gucci,” according to the dialogue coach.

According to The Daily Beast, Francesca De Martini, an Italian actress and dialect coach, said of Gaga’s vocal impersonation of Patrizia Reggiani, who notably hired a hitman to murder her ex-husband, Maurizio Gucci, in 1995, “I feel bad saying this, but her accent is not exactly an Italian accent, it sounds more Russian.”

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De Martini was summoned back to help coach Gaga’s co-star, Salma Hayek, after being rejected for various roles in the film as an actress.

“I was really surprised to be called for this, and I was surprised there wasn’t a dialogue coach on set,” she said. “What happened was this: Salma shot for one day and then asked for a dialogue coach. I think she heard the accent wasn’t right and she was worried — she wanted to do well.”

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Lady Gaga’s accent, according to De Martini, was a little strange.

“I was noticing when I was on set, because I had earphones working with Salma and hearing what she was saying so I could help her to get it right, so I could hear Lady Gaga as well,” she told the outlet.

While paying special attention to Hayek, De Martini also paid close attention to Gaga, and discovered that her interpretation of Reggiani was more Eastern European than Italian.

Lady Gaga clearly put in a lot of time and effort to perfect her rendition of Reggiani.

“I lived as her [Reggiani] for a year and a half,” Gaga recently told British Vogue. “And I spoke with an accent for nine months of that,” including off-camera, “I never broke. I stayed with her.”

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In order to get the accent right, she even changed her hair colour.

“It was nearly impossible for me to speak in the accent as a blonde,” she continued. “I instantly had to dye my hair.”

The film, on the other hand, includes a wide range of accents, with some actors performing more realistically than others. “When you see the trailer, there are so many different accents,” De Martini said, noting that Al Pacino’s is more New York-Italian, while Adam Driver’s has none at all.

“House of Gucci” will be released in theatres on November 24.

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