Anyone who is familiar with Ridley Scott’s 45-year-long career knows that the director is profoundly well-versed in filmmaking. When Lady Gaga signed her first film with Scott, she had to navigate painful personal experiences to channel Patrizia Reggiani in her performance. Fortunately, Gaga had nothing to worry about: Scott was a meticulous filmmaker who allowed his actors the freedom to “fly,” the actress said.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Lady Gaga shared her experience working with Scott. The “American Horror Story” actor said that she had never met anyone as “precise” as her director, especially “from an artistic perspective.” The Oscar-winning singer further explained that the director’s thorough attention to detail never meant that he was “rigid” with his actors. The filmmaker offered the actress plenty of freedom to bring her perspective to the role, and she credited him for being adaptable with the actors. Gaga evidently had a lot to offer to the role, and was given a space to fulfill that goal. As she put it, “But I never once felt any rigidity from him. He’s incredibly adaptive and malleable.”
Gaga’s portrayal of Patrizia Reggiani received mixed reactions from fans and critics alike. While some presumed the actor’s nearly indecipherable accent was more Dracula-sounding than the necessary Italian, many settled that she fulfilled her role in headlining Ridley Scott’s murderous saga that depicted one of the most high-profile public murder trials of all time.