Lady Gaga has recently revealed that she often takes extra measures to respect her co-stars’ personal boundaries while filming House of Gucci. The actress and singer, who has acted out intimate scenes in a number of her movies, explained she frequently ensures her scene partners are comfortable before she will touch them during shooting.
In a recent interview for the latest installment of the Variety Studio: Actors on Actors series, Lady Gaga said to Jake Gyllenhaal, “I ask for consent a lot, actually. I’ll be like, ‘Is it OK if I touch you?’ ‘The way that I feel safe is just that I feel safe being in pain. I feel safe in art.’ ‘I almost think I feel safer with art than I do in life.'”
The songstress also described a moment when the crew on her 2021 film House of Gucci became concerned for her safety while she was shooting a scene. ‘”When I did the bathtub scene, when I went under, they had to yell ‘Cut’ because they were like, ‘Get her out of there!'” The New York City native went on saying, “I was fine. I can hold my breath for a long time. I’m a singer. I feel protected by art. I feel art has saved me my whole life.”
However, Lady Gaga was nominated for a Golden Globe and a SAG Award for her portrayal of ‘Black Widow’ Patrizia Reggiani, who was convicted of ordering the murder of her ex-husband, Gucci fashion house head Maurizio Gucci. Meanwhile, the American Horror Story: Hotel star has previously spoken about her devastation after being raped and left pregnant by a producer when she was a teenager.
During the May 2021 premiere episode of Prince Harry and Oprah Winfrey’s documentary series The Me You Can’t See, the songstress tearfully revealed that it took her years to recover from the attack after she suffered ‘a total psychotic break.’ In 2016, Gaga and Diane Warren co-wrote the song Til It Happens To You for the documentary The Hunting Ground, which highlighted incidents of s**ual assault on college campuses.