Madonna révèle sa fascination pour Wallis Simpson.
WE director Madonna reveals her fascination with Wallis Simpson
by Deirdre O'Brien, Sunday Mirror 22/01/2012
She knows all about living life in front of the cameras.
So when it came to making a film about the most famous woman of her era, Madonna was the perfect fit.
The pop star turned film director poured her heart and soul into W.E. – which tells the story of divorcee Wallis Simpson and her scandalous love for King Edward VIII.
Madonna is fascinated by Mrs Simpson, played by Brit star Andrea Riseborough, posing here in a fashion shoot with her director.
“The movie is all about the cult of celebrity,” says Madonna. “Wallis Simpson became famous by default. People couldn’t understand how she won the heart of a king.
“She wasn’t conventionally pretty, was divorced and couldn’t have children... what did she have to offer? I was once told a Japanese phrase for women past the marrying age – ‘stale cake’.”
At 53 Madonna increasingly comes across such prejudice herself. “Whenever someone writes anything about me, my age is right after my name,” the mum-of-four says. “When you put someone’s age down, you’re limiting them.”
Not that Madonna sets herself any limits – her current boyfriend, French break-dancer Brahim Zaibat, is just 24.
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Madonna in US magazine "Harper's Bazaar".
Photos: Harper's Bazaar.