The Grammy-winning singer plays Italian socialite Patrizia Reggiani in the biographical drama out on November 24. In the THR profile published on Wednesday, Gaga opened up about getting into character for Reggiani, including eating more carbs for a fuller physique.
“My mother and father met me as Patrizia a couple times,” Gaga told THR. “And they were mostly laughing because my family gets a kick out of my love of artistry.”
She continued that while her commitment to becoming Reggiani during the shoot paid off onscreen, “there’s a downside to committing yourself to a role in that way because it’s an adjustment for everybody around you.”
“Suddenly, you’re not talking to Stefani anymore with an accent. You’re talking to Patrizia Gucci,” Gaga added.
In fact, Gaga went so deep into becoming the character, she eventually had trouble telling real life apart from the movie set.
“I had some psychological difficulty at one point towards the end of filming,” she said. “I was either in my hotel room, living and speaking as Reggiani, or I was on set, living and speaking as her. I remember I went out into Italy one day with a hat on to take a walk. I hadn’t taken a walk in about two months and I panicked.”