Lady Gaga is on the cover for this December's issue of Vogue and during her interview with the publication, she opened up about her upcoming role in 'House of Gucci', directed by Ridley Scott.
The film sees Gaga play Patrizia Reggiani, a socialite and the ex-wife of Maurizio Gucci. Reggiani was convicted of hiring a hitman to kill the former head of the fashion house.
She said of the role: "I wish not to glorify somebody that would commit murder. But I do wish to pay respect to women throughout history who became experts at survival, and to the unfortunate consequences of hurt.
"I hope that women will watch this and remind themselves to think twice about the fact that hurt people hurt people. And it’s dangerous. What happens to somebody, when they’re pushed over the edge?"
She added: "It is three years since I started working on it, and I will be fully honest and transparent: I lived as her [Reggiani] for a year and a half. And I spoke with an accent for nine months of that."
Lady Gaga also said of making the movie: "It was the experience of a lifetime making this film because every minute of every day I thought of my ancestors in Italy, and what they had to do so that I could have a better life.
"I just wanted to make them proud, which is why I made the decision to make the performance about a real woman and not about the idea of a bad woman."
During the interview, Gaga also opened up about the challenges she faced making the 2020 album 'Chromatica.'
She told Vogue: "I don’t think I’ve ever been in more pain in my life than I was making that record. It’s very hard for me to listen to.
"It’s very hard for me to sing those songs, but it’s not because they’re not amazing, wonderful songs, it’s because they came from a very, very black hole in my heart."
She continued: "I didn’t want to be me anymore. I didn’t have the ability to understand what I was capable of any longer as a person. I didn’t feel that I was worth just about anything.
"But I made it anyway. I said this to a friend the other day – whenever I go through hard times now, I always say with a laugh, ‘Yeah, this is hard. But it’s a lot harder when you want to kill yourself every day.’
"So I pledge to always be somebody that speaks about mental health, that speaks about kindness, about compassion and validation. I believe wholeheartedly that the universe made this a part of my story so that I could be prepared to talk about it with the world.
"Whoever’s listening: I love you, and if you’re in pain, I promise you it will get better."
Read the full Vogue interview here.
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