The wait is finally over for House of Gucci, the dramatic, campy saga of one of the fashion world's most infamous families!
Directed by Ridley Scott and starring an absolutely stacked cast of talent that includes Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, Jared Leto, Al Pacino, and Jeremy Irons, the film tells the dramatic (and tragic) story of Patrizia Reggiani, the ex-wife of fashion mogul Maurizio Gucci who hired a hitman to kill him after their marriage disintegrated. While it's only Gaga's second lead role in a feature film, she's already generating some Oscar buzz this awards season, and it's not hard to imagine why!
Out got the chance to speak with two of the film's stars — Star Wars and Marriage Story's Adam Driver, who plays the doomed Italian businessman Maurizio Gucci, and Jeremy Irons, who plays his aging and controlling father Rodolfo Gucci — about what it was like playing morally grey characters, what they knew about the Gucci family before signing onto the project, and of course, working with queer icon and pop superstar Lady Gaga!
"She makes it easy because she's so prepared and has an incredible work ethic and is so in her body and so available to kind of go anywhere," Driver told Out about co-starring alongside the incomparable Gaga. "Really, her work ethic is incredible. Everybody was kind of like that where everyone was so eager to play with each other. The minute anyone would come up with a new idea or a new thought, everyone immediately pounced on it. And she's one of those kinds of people, just a great actor to work with who makes it easy because all you have to do is really listen and respond because she's so good. It was great."
"Lady Gaga, it was a huge surprise because I admired her singing enormously, loved her in A Star Is Born, knew she was a fine actress," added Oscar-winning screen legend Jeremy Irons. "When I sat opposite her to play with her, I just discovered she is not grand in any way, not a diva. She's just a hardworking, honest professional."
House of Gucci is now playing in theaters.