He is one of the hottest stars in Hollywood, known for his bleak looks and acting prowess.
But Jared Leto, 49, was unrecognizable, with his dark locks replaced by a bald head and gray mustache, when he joined Lady Gaga, 35, to film scenes for House Of Gucci in Rome, Italy, on Thursday.
The Panic Room actor was transformed to look like the late fashion designer Paolo Gucci, with the help of dramatic makeup, prosthetics and wig specialists.
Not really! Jared Leto, 49, was unrecognizable, with a bald head and gray mustache, when he filmed scenes with Lady Gaga, 35, on Thursday for House Of Gucci in Rome, Italy.
Jared was dressed in a burnt copper plaid suit paired with a pink shirt and bright blue tie, with green loafers that completed his costume for the movie directed by Ridley Scott.
The baby-faced star looked much older and balding, with a gray mustache and long gray hair, and bore a striking resemblance to Paolo Gucci.
The star was photographed during filming chatting with Lady Gaga, with the musical icon dressed as Patrizia Reggiani in a purple dress.
Gaga increased her height with classic black stilettos and wore a furry wrap to keep herself warm while tapping a Gucci handbag.
In Suit: Jared was dressed in a burnt copper plaid suit paired with a pink shirt and a vibrant blue tie, with green loafers to complete his costume for the movie
Dramatically different: the actor wore a prosthetic receding hairline and heavy makeup to transform into fashion designer Paolo Gucci (pictured left during filming and right in 2019)
Catching Up: The star was photographed during filming talking to Lady Gaga, with the musical icon dressed as Patrizia Reggiani in a purple dress
The role: Jared takes on the role of Paolo Gucci for the movie (Paolo Pictured in 1977)
Speak against Entertainment tonight about his role in the movie, Jared tried not to hide his excitement about working on the movie.
He said, ‘The one and only Ridley Scott directs – one of my favorite directors ever – with a cast that I’m blown away to be a part of.
‘There is Lady Gaga, or as I call her Lady Guhgah – the queen herself and just a great creative person and great actress.
‘Adam Driver is in the movie, again just a phenomenal actor. Al Pacino, Jeremy Irons and so on.
“It’s the Gucci story – which I didn’t even really know, and I’ve been working closely with Gucci for years. It’s a savage. ‘
Dramatic Scenes! Gaga and Jared filmed dramatic scenes with Adam Driver
The stars: In the film, Lady Gaga Patrizia plays alongside Adam Driver who plays Maurizio, while Jared Leto plays the late fashion designer Paolo Gucci.
Styled to perfection: Gaga’s raven bow was styled to a voluminous up-do and her nails wore a red pillarbox polish
Stunning: Jared is one of the hottest stars in Hollywood, known for his bleak good looks and acting prowess (pictured in 2019)
The story is indeed breathtaking, Lady Gaga stars as the ‘black widow’ Patrizia Reggiani, opposite her on-screen husband Adam Driver, who plays Maurizio Gucci, heir to the famous Italian fashion empire.
The film, which documents Reggiani’s sensational plot to murder her ex-husband, is based on author Sara Gay Forden’s novel The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamor and Greed.
Reggiani was found guilty of paying a hitman € 300,000 for the murder of 46-year-old Gucci, an heir to the fashion empire.
On regular chats: The trio of stars were seen laughing together between takes
Slick: Adam Driver looked sweet in a navy blue suit with a vibrant blue tie
Getting Ready: The cast and crew mingled on set as they prepared to shoot scenes
Her husband had left her for another woman ten years earlier after telling her he was going on a business trip from which he never returned.
She would also be outraged that her former husband had started seeing other women and feared her daughters’ $ 170 million legacy would be in jeopardy if he remarried before ordering the hit.
She also wanted more than the $ 650,000 she had received in a divorce settlement, the court heard.
The court heard she ordered her husband’s murder after he offered her $ 650,000 in a divorce settlement.
She was initially sentenced to 29 years in 1998, which was reduced to 26 years on appeal. She served for 18 years – with her ferret Bambi as company some of the time – before being released in October 2014.
Having Bambi by her side was a special privilege negotiated by her lawyers – but he would suffer an unfortunate death if a fellow inmate accidentally sat on him.
Known for her upscale lifestyle, Reggiani once said, ‘I’d rather cry in a Rolls than be happy on a bike’ and declined the offer of daytime release in prison because it would mean doing ‘menial’ work.
In 2017, a court ruled that Reggiani was entitled to £ 900,000 a year from her ex-husband’s fortune and that she was given a lump sum of £ 16 million for her time in prison.
Maurizio Gucci was the grandson of Guccio Gucci, founder of the fashion company that became famous with its double G logo.
Trouble hit it in the early 1990s, and he sold the label for $ 120 million just two years before his death.
The new film is scheduled for general release from November 24, 2021.
The Gucci Empire
The Gucci fashion empire was founded in 1921 by Guccio Gucci, a Florentine leather merchant whose trade in leather travel bags flourished after the Depression and World War II.
Guccio’s son Aldo expanded the business to Paris, New York and Tokyo when the family name ‘twin G’s’ became a global fashion icon.
In 1974, the Gucci empire had 14 stores and 46 franchise boutiques around the world.
Around the same time, celebrities such as Jackie Kennedy helped establish Gucci as the world’s leading fashion brand by embracing its products.
Maurizio Gucci, Guccio’s grandson and Aldo’s cousin, took control of the company from the board of directors after Aldo, who was sent to prison in 1986 at the age of 81 for tax evasion.
Maurizio, however, would be the last member of the family to run the Gucci company.
In 1989, nearly 50 percent of the company had been bought by Investcorp, a group of investment bankers looking for stock in the company.
In 1993 Maurizio sold his stake for $ 170 million to a Bahrain-based investment company.