Whorin’ don’t come easy to Fergie. When she auditioned for the role of prostitute Saraghina in Nine— the film adaptation of the musical based on Frederico Fellini’s 8 1/2 that’s due out on December 19th– she claims she studied hours of footage of Italy’s “leading ladies” to learn how to act like a prostitute.
“I watched all the Fellini films and studied Italian actresses; how they walked and how they spoke with their hands. Whenever I would sit down, I would never cross my legs because that’s not how Saraghina would sit; she wasn’t a lady. I would walk in a different physicality than I use myself. I tried to become Italian, I tried to become Saraghina.”
I’m not sure that not crossing your legs when you sit down is what it takes to “become Itallian.” I’m also not sure that’s an appropriate use of the word “physicality,” but who am I to argue with someone who’s such a good speller. (Tastey).
The film (that I never heard of until today) also stars Daniel “you can drink my milkshake any” Day Lewis, Nicole Kidman, and Sophia Loren.