New House of Gucci TV Spot Introduces Lady Gaga to Adam Driver

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Lady Gaga and Adam Driver have a fateful meeting in the newest House of Gucci TV spot.

The Star Is Born actress, 35, stars in the upcoming film as Patrizia Reggiani, the ex-wife of Gucci fashion house head Maurizio Gucci (Driver, 37). In Wednesday's newly released TV spot for the film, Patrizia introduces herself to Maurizio at a glitzy nightclub.

As the two shake hands and Maurizio leans down to kiss Patrizia's silk glove, their dark fates are sealed, and she's officially brought into the irresistible Gucci empire.

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As Maurizio explains in the TV spot, "Gucci is like a cake." He adds, "You have a taste, then you want more, and then you want the whole thing for yourself."

Just a taste isn't enough for Patrizia, who declares in the new teaser, "Gucci needs new blood." The trailer only hints at what comes next with a quick flash of the barrel of a gun, but as any fashion historian knows, Patrizia had Maurizio — her eventual ex-husband — killed in 1995, when she hired a hitman to murder him on the steps of his office.

In playing a convicted felon in the film, Gaga said she was focused on creating a "real person" out of her character. She spent six months working on her Italian accent and an additional six months maintaining it while filming.

"I knew I was about to play a murderer … I wanted to make a real person out of Patrizia, not a caricature," Gaga told The Wall Street Journal earlier this month.

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Gaga, who is of Italian descent, added, "I felt the best way to honor Maurizio and Italians was for my performance to be authentic, from the perspective of a woman. Not an Italian-American woman, but an Italian woman."

House of Gucci comes from Alien and Blade Runner director Ridley Scott and is based on the novel The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour and Greed by Sara Gay Forden. Along with Gaga and Driver, the film also stars Al Pacino, Jeremy Irons, Jared Leto, Salma Hayek, Reeve Carney and Jack Huston.

House of Gucci premieres in theaters Nov. 24.

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