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That Steamy House Of Gucci Scene Was Almost Entirely Improvised

"House of Gucci" was one of the most buzzed-about films of 2021. From famed director Ridley Scott, the star-studded film tells the story of Patrizia Reggiani (Lady Gaga), a woman who marries into the Gucci family. "House of Gucci" dramatizes the real-life events detailed in Sara Gay Forden's non-fiction book "The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed," which follows Reggiani's attempts to break down the Gucci family's legacy and destroy Maurizio Gucci (Adam Driver), her ex-husband and former heir to the fashion throne.

The movie's star-studded cast brings their A-game, with the legendary Al Pacino playing Gucci family patriarch Aldo Gucci, along with Jeremy Irons, Salma Hayek, and Jared Leto lending their talents to the story. However, it's the romance and drama between Gaga's Patrizia and Driver's Maurizio that really captivates the audiences, and the two lead actors prove why they're two of the most talented names in Hollywood right now. In fact, according to Driver, one of their most memorable scenes in "House of Gucci" was entirely improvised. 

Lady Gaga and Adam Driver's 'winged' their sex scene

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly in November 2021, just before the release of "House of Gucci," Adam Driver dished on the wild sex scene between Patrizia and Maurizio. In particular, the scene is memorable because it is full of some rather animalistic noises. According to the actor, those noises (among other things) weren't even part of the script.

"We were feeling it, so to speak! Everything I say sounds like a double entendre, but, we winged it!" Driver told EW. "I will say also, at that point, we had been shooting for a month, so we felt very comfortable to go where we needed to go." The scene didn't even require much prep, no doubt a credit to Driver and Lady Gaga's status as Hollywood pros. "We blocked it out as we would any fight or any scene, then we just kind of ran it maybe once or twice, and that was it!" Driver revealed. 

The actor is no stranger to jaw-dropping sex scenes, having made his break as the boyfriend of Lena Dunham's Hannah Horvath in HBO series "Girls," a series known for its graphic and realistic approach to depicting sexuality. Additionally, Gaga is known for being one of the most boundary-pushing artists of the 21st century, too, and has consistently shown she's comfortable doing nearly anything for the sake of good art.

Regardless of what critics and audiences thought of "House of Gucci," it can't be denied — Driver and Gaga deserve every bit of critical acclaim that comes their way, especially now that we know what they did to put such memorable performances onscreen.