Madonna s'avère être une vrai primadonna.
By 3am's Clemmie Moodie and Danielle Lawler
She's never afraid to make her feelings known...but Madonna was in fully-fledged “difficult” mode during her recent trip to London.
She left underlings quivering with ten-sion as she filmed a series of interviews.
Despite arriving late at the Soho Hotel, things started calmly enough as she settled into her suite. But when Her Madgesty saw the area set aside for interviews – including one for GMTV – she was distinctly unimpressed.
Everything was wrong, apparently, from the colour of the chair (green) to the colour of the lights (red).
So in typical Madge-style, she demanded they immediately change the furniture and painstakingly re-rig all the lighting.
To make matters worse, this had to be done with the air-conditioning off as it affected her voice.
A TV source told us: “We knew Madonna was tough but had no idea she was quite so exacting. We had had specifications on lighting and camera angles before she arrived.
“But she took one look at the chair and complained it was the wrong colour.
Then she said the red lighting – which took ages to put up – was all wrong too.
“Everyone was stuck in this room sweating under the TV lights while we waited for her to give the thumbs up.
“We had been warned not to turn on the aircon because it could effect her vocal cords. It was ridiculous.”
We hear the fun and games didn’t stop there either.
Our impeccable mole says the star’s “brusque” manner with some journos put a few backs up. One Japanese interviewer was found close to tears after her interview was cut short by Madge.
Our mole adds: “She had a string of interviews lined up and seemed to get more fractious as the day wore on.
“The poor woman from Japan stood no chance and was seen looking forlorn in foyer She said Madge had barely answered any of her questions and had been really sharp with her.”
Madonna’s spokeswoman said: “Madonna was an ultimate professional throughout her day of interviews. And her favourite one was GMTV.”