"After 14 hours a day of being a Gucci, I was ready for it to be over."

Adam Driver had to say arrivederci to his House of Gucci gang a little early to help scrub the complex character's psyche from his own.

"In some ways, House of Gucci was the most difficult. I do not live in the same world as Maurizio Gucci," Driver told W magazine in a recent cover story about his role as the murdered fashion heir who was killed by a hitman hired by his ex-wife, Patrizia Reggiani (Lady Gaga). "The way he picks up things that are valuable and discards them, the way he is the most elegant man — those qualities were interesting to think about. But after 14 hours a day of being a Gucci, I was ready for it to be over."

In general, he continued, he tends to leave jobs "immediately" so he can begin detoxing.

"I haven't been to a wrap party since Girls," the 38-year-old said, referencing his star-making turn in Lena Dunham's HBO dramedy series. "I just want to get the character out of my system and go home."

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Adam Driver at the 'House of Gucci' premiere
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Still, Driver expressed admiration for his Gucci cast and crew, adding that he particularly liked working with director Ridley Scott on two projects in 2021: House of Gucci and the historical epic The Last Duel.

"I f---ing love him," Driver said. "He uses four cameras at a minimum, and it's like theater-in-the-round. He draws his own storyboards, and the productions move very fast. He doesn't lose momentum over a meaningless detail."

Driver previously told EW he also had a blast filming scenes with Gaga, particularly a sex scene in which they improvised feral noises in the heat of the moment.

"We were feeling it, so to speak! Everything I say sounds like a double entendre, but we winged it!" the Oscar nominee said with a laugh. "I will say also, at that point, we had been shooting for a month, so we felt very comfortable to go where we needed to go."

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