Madonna's W.E. 'obsession'

Posted by Sylar On Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Madonna was "obsessed" with writing the script for 'W.E.'.
The 51-year-old singer admits she has spent more than two years preparing the film, which tells the tale of Britain's King Edward VIII, who abdicated the throne to marry US divorcee Wallis Simpson.

She said: "I've been writing it for the last two and a half years, to tell you the truth. It's been kind of an obsession of mine. I started writing it when I finished filming 'Filth and Wisdom'.

"It's set mostly in pre-World War II England-like, 1936 to 1937-and then in New York in 1998. It goes back and forth in time. I use the Sotheby's auction in 1998 of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor's estate as a device to flash backward from."

Madonna also claims the biopic - which is rumoured to star Ewen McGregor - will have a large budget as it is "about a bunch of rich people".
She told Interview magazine: "I didn't realize it when we were writing the script, but once I started casting and planning and working with my production designer, I went, 'Oh, f**k. I wrote a script about a bunch of rich people. That's going to be great for the budget.'

"The Duchess has, like, 80 costume changes. She was dressed by Balenciaga and Christian Dior and Vionnet and Schiaparelli. Cartier and Van Cleef and Arpels made most of her jewellery. A lot of the actual stuff is in museum archives."
Actress Abbie Cornish recently revealed the 'Celebration' hitmaker was working hard on the movie.

She said: "She's studied every aspect of what happened with Wallis Simpson and Edward VIII.
"It's a fascinating insight into class and romance. Madonna's created a contemporary woman - who I will play - called Wally, who is fascinated by what happened to Mrs. Simpson."

Source: ContactMusic

3 Responses to "Madonna's W.E. 'obsession'"

  1. Anonymous Said,

    Wonderful. So glad she's putting aside her musical talent that made her famous and pursuing that acting/writing talent that she lacks. Great idea Madge.


  2. Anonymous Said,

    I Think It's A Wonderful Idea. She Isnt A Slave To Her Fans And She Should Experience Another Side Of Her Creatively. I Think She Deserves It After 30 Years... Wouldnt You Say? No Of Course Not You Loones. I Want Her To Come Out With An Amazing Mind Blowing Album Next Time. If Not At Least A Strong Album That I Will Really Really Enjoy So I Think Her Time Off Will Make A Better Posibilitiy Of That Coming True. She Just Did A Record And Two Years Of Touring And People Want Another. Fucking Crazy Go Listen To The Old Stuff If You Dissapointed With The Last Album Or Her Taking Her Time Or Go Look For The Unreleased Or Rare Tracks.


  3. Anonymous Said,

    It's not really about talent, but relationships. She's associated with financiers who will help to fund the project. I wish that someone would do that for my dreams too! Even when you're good, sometimes all that matters is who you know.


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