Lady Gaga needs you to know that there’s extra to her work in Home of Gucci than her accent.

The “Born This Means” singer has shared that a whole lot of work went into her latest transformation as Patrizia Reggiani for the brand new Ridley Scott movie—outdoors of her voice. “If I am being trustworthy, I do really feel that it has been sensationalized that I labored on my accent for thus lengthy, and that I used to be in character for thus lengthy,” she informed the New York Times.

In preparation for the position, Gaga maintained the accent for a interval of 9 months. Not even breaking character to talk to her household and pals.

“I believe it will have accomplished extra of a quantity on me had I not practiced it a lot,” she shared. “I’d be speaking like this with my mom, with pals, in order that I, Stefani, might converse like this and it will be completely pure.