House of Gucci dialect coach takes a dig at Lady Gaga's Italian accent

A dialect coach from the yet-to-be-released House of Gucci movie has taken a dig at Lady Gaga's Italian accent in her role as Patrizia Reggiani. 

Italian actress and dialect coach Francesca De Martini actually worked with Salma Hayek on the movie, but weighed in with her opinion on Gaga's accent in an interview with the Daily Beast. 

"I feel bad saying this, but her accent is not exactly an Italian accent, it sounds more Russian," De Martini said. 

Hayek reportedly personally requested a dialogue coach after her first day on set prompted concerns she may not have nailed the accent of her character Giuseppina 'Pina' Auriemma.

While working with Hayek on the Ridley Scott movie set, De Martini overheard Gaga's accent work and wasn't overly impressed.

Per the Daily Beast: "When listening in to Hayek's scenes with Gaga, De Martini says she heard right away the accent was a bit off: 'I was noticing when I was on set, because I had earphones working with Salma and hearing what she was saying so I could help her to get it right, so I could hear Lady Gaga as well'." 

In a recent interview with British Vogue, Gaga explained her process when it came to adopting Patrizia Reggiani's mannerisms and voice. 

"I started with a specific dialect from Vignola, then I started to work in the higher-class way of speaking that would have been more appropriate in places like Milan and Florence," Gaga explained. 

"In the movie, you'll hear that my accent is a little different depending on who I'm speaking to." 

In that same interview, Gaga revealed she had "lived" as her character for a year and a half while making the movie, speaking with the accent for nine months of that time. 

"Off camera, [too]. I never broke. I stayed with her."