Lady Gaga ad-libbed her iconic ‘father, son and House of Gucci’ line: ‘It felt right’

Lady Gaga in House of Gucci


From the second the House of Gucci trailer dropped, “father, son and House of Gucci” has worked its way into the brains of gays around the world, never to escape or be bettered.

And now, to make it even better (we didn’t think that was possible, but here we are), Lady Gaga has revealed that it wasn’t even in the film’s script. Honestly, we don’t know a better person.

When asked by Variety if the line was ad-libbed, she nodded, laughing wryly: “And Jared [Leto] received it.”

“How?” Variety’s reporter asked, stunned.

“He would, in the trailer all the time, ‘father, son and House of Gucci’, ‘father, song and House of Gaga’, all the time.” At this point, Gaga is giving full Italian accent.

“I was doing it in the trailer and then something about that scene, when we were doing it, felt right,” she continued.

“And we did it, and it’s a testament to Ridley Scott as a director because he uses the stuff. He uses the creativity.”

When told the line is already “one of the most iconic lines in cinematic history”, Gaga, ever modest, replied: “I don’t know about that – but we’ll find out.”

House of Gucci is released in UK cinemas next weekend, but already the film has given us more joy than we thought was possible to experience.

Gaga has given her all promoting the film, conjuring quip after quip with a commitment to camp like no other.

The highlight of it all came when she revealed that while living as the murderous Gucci heiress Patrizia Reggiani (she’s a method actor, if you didn’t know), she became so consumed by her character that she genuinely, for a moment, thought she’d killed someone.

I lived as [Patrizia] for a year and a half,” she told British Vogue.

“And I spoke with an accent for nine months of that. … I never broke. I stayed with her. …

“I drove by where Maurizio [Gucci] was shot and I felt a pin drop in my stomach because I was so in my character, and I thought: ‘What have I done?’”

Give her an Oscar already.