AceShowbiz - The relationship between Patrizia Reggiani and her spiritual medium Giuseppina "Pina" Auriemma in "House of Gucci" could be heading into a different direction in Lady GaGa's vision. The Golden Globe winner has revealed that her character and Salma Hayek's share a steamy scene, which ended up on the cutting room floor.
The actress/singer teased the sexual attraction between Patrizia and Pina in a recent awards Q&A in Europe (shared in a video by Pop Crave). "There is a whole side of this film that you did not see, where Pina and I developed a sexual relationship," she said.
The "Alejandro" songstress hopes for a director's cut version of the film that will give a room for the supposed sex scene of Patrizia and Pina. "Okay, yeah, director's cut - who knows," she continued. "But this is a testament to [Ridley Scott] as a director, because he allowed us to go there. I remember being on set with Salma and going, 'So, after Maurizio dies, maybe... it gets hot?' And she was like, 'What are you talking about?' "
Hayek then interjected, "You think she's kidding," which prompted the laughter of the packed awards audience.
There's a chance that Patrizia and Pina's sex scene will see the light of day as Scott himself has hinted that he's interested in the idea of making a new version for home release. Speaking to the "ReelBlend" podcast last year, he said, "It won't be a director's cut. It will be a long cut."
GaGa, who has earned several nominations for her portrayal of Maurizio Gucci's wife, was notoriously in character throughout production of the movie. Back in December, she revealed that she needed a psychiatric nurse on set because she pushed herself to the limit.
"I had a psychiatric nurse with me towards the end of filming," the 35-year-old said on "Just for Variety" podcast. "I sort of felt like I had to. I felt that it was safer for me." She explained how extreme it was, "That's because I was always Patrizia. I always spoke in my accent. And even if I was speaking about things that weren't related to the movie."
"I wasn't pretending that Maurizio [her husband played by Adam Driver] was waiting for me downstairs - I was still living my life. I just lived it as her," she went on detailing, "I brought the darkness with me home because her life was dark."
Realizing that it's not necessarily a good thing, she noted, "I don't think that any actor should push themselves to that limit." She admitted she found it hard to comprehend it herself, "And I ask myself all the time why I do that. I've done some pretty extreme art pieces throughout my career - the things I've put my body through, my mind. It's like a walnut of sadness in my stomach as I say this to you. I don't know why I'm like that."