Adam Driver played the late Maurizio Gucci in Ridley Scott’s House of Gucci, but by the time the drama hit theaters around Thanksgiving, the two-time Oscar nominee was happy to leave Maurizio in his past.
“I went to Juilliard and they train you to be a repertory theater actor — Chekhov in the morning, Arthur Miller in the evening,” Driver, 38, told W Magazine while discussing his recent appearances in “Gucci,” “Annette ” and “Annette” thought “The last duel.” “I like this discipline. In a way, ‘House of Gucci’ was the most difficult. I don’t live in the same world as Maurizio Gucci. The way he picks up valuable things and throws them away so he is most elegant man – these traits were interesting to think about. But after 14 hours a day as Gucci, I was ready for it to be over. Generally, I quit jobs immediately. I haven’t been to a ‘girl’ wrap party since then. I just want to get the character out of my system and go home.”
Driver later added the role: “Finding [Maurizio’s] Glasses was a long process. The costume was important. And the walk – the Gucci walk. There have been generations of Gucci down this path. He’s a man who rejects the world he knows, regains his confidence, and falls in love with a poisoned world. He’s a victim of timing.”
House of Gucci is the dramatic retelling of the real-life events leading up to Maurizio’s assassination in March 1995 after his ex-wife Patrizia Reggiani (Lady Gaga) ordered a hitman to shoot him. The star-studded cast also boasted Al Pacino, Jared Leto, Jeremy Irons and Salma Hayek. While the film impressed at the box office, the Gucci family has repeatedly denounced it as “far from accurate.”
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