She said: “This must be extremely painful to watch. A true life story come through in what is essentially our version of what we believe to be the truth and [director] Ridley Scott’s version of the story.”
The ‘Poker Face’ hitmaker went on “extend her love” to the Gucci family, as she claims she “did her best” to tell a story of survival.
Speaking on NPR’s ‘Morning Edition’, she explained: ” I just – I extend my love to the family. And I did my best to make this performance about something more important than even the story itself, which is a story about women and survival.”
Gaga’s comments come after the heirs of former chairman Aldo Gucci released a statement blasting the “inaccurate” way their family had been portrayed on screen.
The statement read: “Although the film claims to tell the ‘true story’ of the family, the narrative is anything but accurate, depicting Aldo Gucci — president of the company for 30 years — and other members of the Gucci family who were the protagonists of well-documented events, as hooligans, ignorant and insensitive to the world around them. Even more censurable is the baffling reconstruction of events that advocate leniency toward a woman who was definitively convicted as the instigator of Maurizio Gucci’s murder. To see her portrayed as a victim — not only in the film but also in statements by the cast — who is trying to survive in a male-dominated corporate culture, is an injustice and could not be further from the truth.”