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Adam Driver was ready for ‘House of Gucci’ to be ‘over’

It wasn’t all Gucci for Adam Driver.

The 38-year-old “House of Gucci” star couldn’t wait to shed his aviator glasses at the end of the Lady Gaga-helmed flick.

Driver, who played Maurizio Gucci, said the role was one of his most difficult to date — and the character was a lot to take at the end of the day.

“I do not live in the same world as Maurizio Gucci,” he said in a W Magazine profile. “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.”

The former Marine famously never likes to watch himself in movies, and generally doesn’t stick around when the cameras stop rolling.

“I leave jobs immediately,” he told the mag. “I haven’t been to a wrap party since ‘Girls.’ I just want to get the character out of my system and go home.”

Driver famously hates watching himself in his movies, and prefers to ditch wrap parties for his projects.
Driver famously hates watching himself in his movies, and prefers to ditch wrap parties for his projects.
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He’s also not big on sticking around for fan appearances. Driver said he regretted his visit to Comic-Con to promote “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

“Uh, no,” he replied when asked if he would go again. “I didn’t know the rules of Comic-Con.”

He continued, “I got in at the hotel at two in the morning … and I’m like, ‘Maybe tomorrow I’ll go get a coffee.’ And they’re like, ‘Oh no, you can’t get a coffee.’ I’m like, ‘Well, maybe I’ll get a coffee in the hotel.’ They’re like, ‘No, you can’t get a coffee in the hotel.’ ”

This image released by MGM shows Adam Driver as Maurizio Gucci, left, and Lady Gaga as Patrizia Reggiani in "House of Gucci." (Fabio Lovino/MGM via AP)
This image released by MGM shows Adam Driver as Maurizio Gucci, left, and Lady Gaga as Patrizia Reggiani in “House of Gucci.” (Fabio Lovino/MGM via AP)
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If Driver wanted to leave his room, he would have to cover his face to not risk being seen.

“They’re like, ‘If you want to go outside, put a mask on so nobody knows who you are,’ ” he recalled.

The “Last Duel” star said, “I opened my window because I’d been in the room for 24 hours before this thing we were supposed to do, and then there was a band at the bottom of the building playing the ‘Star Wars’ theme on repeat, because [the cast was] all staying in the hotel. It was scary … I saw what it was.”

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