Pop star Fergie studied Italian cinema and its leading ladies to perfect her performance as a prostitute in much-anticipated movie musical NINE.
The Black Eyed Peas star admits she went to the auditions in London well prepared with her "tools" to convince director Rob Marshall he had made the right choice in picking her to play vampish Saraghina.
She tells WENN, "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."