House of Gucci: Lady Gaga as Patrizia Gucci in Ridley Scott’s Biopic

Lady Gaga Ad-Libbed Her ‘Father, Son and ‘House of Gucci’ Line.

House of Gucci, directed by Ridley Scott, hits theaters on November 24.

As soon as the first trailer was released in July, footage of Lady Gaga as Patrizia Gucci reciting “Father, Son and House of Gucci,” while making the sign of the cross, became an internet sensation.

The line was an ad-lib by Gaga. “I would do it in the trailer all the time,” she recalled, with Italian accent, at the film’s Los Angeles premiere of the at the Academy Museum.

“I was doing it in the trailer and then something about that scene when we were doing it felt right. We did it, and it’s a testament to Ridley Scott as a director, because he uses the stuff. He uses the creativity. He uses the love.”

Screenwriter Roberto Bentivegna said, “That was Gaga the ad-libber at work. It’s iconic. Amazing. There were so many great ad libs that didn’t make the cut. That was certainly a great one. They just had such a great time riffing. I think that some writers might feel like their words are precious and everything has to be respected, but for me it was joyful. It was like they’re feeling it. It’s like music. It’s like they’re jamming and the melody is taking them to this awesome improvisation. I was very flattered that they felt like doing that.”

The hardest part of taking on the role of Patrizia was getting inside her head. “The most challenging part was playing a murderer,” she said. “But after a lot of research, I realized that she knows she made a big mistake. It was traumas that drove her toward this huge mistake that I know she regrets. So when see ‘House of Gucci,’ you will not watch a movie about some sexy, gold-digging murderess, you will watch a real woman fall in love and fall apart.”

She added, “I can’t wait for people to go out into theaters and see this movie because it’s so much fun. And it looks like it’s going to be really dramatic and funny and comedic.”