House of Gucci received mild reviews Monday.
And while the Ridley Scott-helmed film was not entirely well received, one disturbing element of the epic that was highlighted by fans was Jared Leto’s accent in the film’s portrayal of Paolo Gucci.
On Twitter, viewers shared their thoughts on the 49-year-old actor’s portrayal of Paolo Gucci and, in particular, his accent – with many critics claiming he sounded like the cartoon character Super Mario and others saying he was Russian. Seems like.
Here are the reviews: Not everyone is a fan of Jared Leto’s performance in House of Gucci
One Twitter user wrote: ‘Look, I’ll just say this: Jared Leto had a totally different Russian accent in House of Gucci’, while others called his Italian accent ‘offensive’ for Italy, and compared the voice to his . Cartoon character Mario’s.
Another disappointed critic wrote on the microblogging site: ‘I only have two gripes with #HouseOfGucci: it drags in some places..
‘ Jared Leto’s “It’s-A Me, Mario!” The attitude toward Italian pronunciation, which works – is supposed to be an esoteric – but still misleads me (as someone who grew up in northern Italy).’
A second agreed: ‘I am clearly not going to speak for the Italians. But personally, Jared Leto was f*** aggressive. That clip of Jared Leto speaking with an “Italian accent” is pure-Italianism,” echoed another.
Oops! Viewers alleged that the cartoon character Jared looked like Super Mario
Talented: Jared plays the vice president of the luxury fashion house of Paolo Gucci, Maurizio’s cousin in the film
Honest: Viewers have taken to Twitter to share their thoughts on the 49-year-old actor’s portrayal of Paolo Gucci, and especially his accent.
However, deduction spoke to two linguists, Mariapaola D’Imperio and Anna de Fina, who both agreed that Jared’s pronunciation was by far the most accurate.
D’Imperio explains the way he splits his single syllables in two – ‘chic’ becomes ‘chic-a’ – and the way he trills, for example when he meets Gaga-husband Driver. informs that he ‘chosen-a rrrreal firecrrrrrackerrr-e’.
She confirms: ‘It’s exactly what an Italian would say.’
Writer Claire Lampen considers: ‘Maybe because almost everyone missed the mark by such a huge margin, one person who gives it the right air feels almost unnecessary, like comic relief throughout the film.’
Savage: Some described his Italian accent as ‘offensive’ to Italians, and compared it to the cartoon character Mario.
Not all bad: However, The Cut spoke to two linguists, Mariapaola D’Imperio and Anna De Fina, who both agreed that Jared Leto’s pronunciation was by far the most accurate.
And Jared wasn’t the only criticism for his accent, as co-star Lady Gaga was also heavily criticized, including the film’s own dialect coach.
Italian actress and dialect coach Francesca Di Martini talks to The Daily Beast about the Bad Romance singer’s transformation into Patrizia Reggiani, who hired a hitman to murder her ex-husband, Maurizio Gucci, in 1995.
Clearly unconvinced, Francesca, who auditioned for roles in the film before coming back as a vocal coach, said of 35-year-old Gaga: ‘I feel bad saying this, but her accent is absolutely Italian. Not pronounced, it sounds more Russian’.
Oh dear… Lady Gaga’s Italian accent in House of Gucci is punctuated by the Ridley Scott-directed film’s dialect coach.
Gaga has spoken at length about her transformation into Patrizia and using the accent for a full nine months to stay in character.
She had previously said: ‘I started in The Voice six months before I started shooting and I stayed in it for the entire filming, which I’m sure was very annoying for Adam. [Driver] For me, I felt it was difficult to go in and out, so I stayed in character.
The star then told British Vogue: ‘I lived like him’ [Reggiani] For a year and a half. And I talked with…