If you’re anything like I am, you are becoming more obsessed with Madonna by the day. I don’t know—it’s like I forgot to be obsessed with Madonna from 1984 to 2008, and then some wire was tripped.
Here is a thing Madonna said in the interview: “I don’t like to repeat myself.” (Which is weird to me, because Madonna sure talks about Lady Gaga enough.)
On her daughter, Lourdes:
“Sometimes she will do certain things or say certain things and I’ll feel like I’m looking in a mirror. I’ll get really irritated with her and then I’ll stop and think, ‘But that’s what I used to do. Or that’s what I do.’ If I complain to my friends and say, ‘Oh, she’s so strong willed’ or ‘She’s so opinionated,’ they look at me and go, ‘Well what did you expect?'”
And on her latest, W.E., which Madonna wrote and directed:
“I liked the idea of examining the cult of celebrity. That Abbie’s character would be looking at this story and thinking, ‘Wow, I want that,’ the way people do with famous people. They think that they have this kind of a life, and so they follow them around with this fairy tale notion of who they think they are.”
That’s… kind of insightful, actually. Hmm.
And how did W.E. get funded? The L.A. Times has the answer:
Madonna said she supplied the bulk of the movie’s $15-million budget, as well as several of her own furnishings and pieces of jewelry. While filming one scene, she was unhappy with the curtains and sent an assistant to tear down some gray satin drapes from her home.
That’s, wow. That’s some dedication.
Oh, great. Just great. Now I am sitting here liking Madonna. What is happening to me? This is terrible!