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Madonna Can Thank Her Exes For Her W.E.

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Madonna W.E.

The story of W.E. is told through the eyes of American Wally Winthrop (portrayed by Abby Cornish). As a New Yorker living in the perfect decade of the 90s, she finds herself paralleling Wallis Simpson.

Wallis was the fair lady with whom King Edward VIII fell in love. Due to her nationality and divorce history, he was forced to abdicate the throne for her. No biggie, though. It's love!

The story is woven into film formation and then brought to life by the one and only Madonna.

For her second gig at directing, Madonna publicly thanks and acknowledges her ex hubbies for their influence:

I am and was attracted to very creative people which is why I married Sean Penn and Guy Ritchie, two very talented directors. They both encouraged me as a director and as a creative person to do what I did, and they were both very supportive.

Madonna also expresses how she resonated with Wallis' life as well, saying:

I identified with her in that I think it's very common when people become celebrities or public figures or icons that we are often reduced to a soundbite and that you're given a few attributes and then you're not allowed to have anything more than that. I did go through periods of feeling like I was an outsider when I first moved to England. I certainly didn't feel like that by the time I'd lived there for 10 years. And I feel, since I moved there, that I feel very welcomed by England. I was deeply and utterly swept up in trying to understand the reason that this man, King Edward VIII would relinquish this great position of power for love.

Sigh. Looove. It's not always logical, but that's why it is what it is!

[Image via AP Images.]

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17 comments to “Madonna Can Thank Her Exes For Her W.E.

  1. 1

    Simpson was a man and Edward was a Natzi lover.

  2. 2

    She needs to leave acting, directing, and anything non-musical to professionals.

  3. 3

    Don't care for her movie.

  4. 4

    madonna + film = big joke

  5. 5

    Re: TORTEZ – dead on right. good to know someone doesn't have their head up their ass about them.

  6. Rigby says – reply to this


    This is offensive. I'm ambivalent about Madonna but her choice in choosing to create this film is in incredibly poor taste. Also, is she comparing herself to Wallis Simpson? This is going to be like Christmas come early for the British rags.

  7. 7

    What is a W.E.? Is it a video game or something?

  8. 8

    Edward did not abdicate the throne because he married for love. Rather, he abdicated because of the immense pressure of his support of the Nazi's, who made designs on him to once again seize the throne.

  9. GIO says – reply to this


    Re: Ivybby – funny how can you care for a movie that is not released, or were you one of the people that screened it? LOL…go crawl in hole.

  10. GIO says – reply to this


    and further more..should someone not do something because others tell them not too? give me a break. Madonna should do what she wants. She needs no thumbs up from anyone. I for one will see this, because I want to know the story.

  11. 11

    Worst cosmetic surgery ever

  12. 12

    Re: GIO – Lol…I meant that I prefer her music over her films. No need to pop a blood vessel on me.

  13. 13

    Madonna has such wonderful cheekbones!

  14. Rigby says – reply to this


    Re: GIO – I completely agree with you. I do know the story. The story is what is offensive to me. Good for her for branching out and taking risks. I just wish it would have been one not involving a woman whom Hitler tried to officially court before Eva Braun.

  15. 15

    Re: TORTEZRe: ms trudy – Exactly. I watched a review of the movie from British media this morning. The reviewer said the movie is beyond ghastly. Perhaps another comedy is born, a la "Swept Away".

  16. 16

    Re: GIO
    Isn't that what you're doing? Caring for a movie that hasn't been released? What the hell is the difference between you dying to see it and her not wanting to see it? No need to get them fat rolls on your neck all worked up over something YOU haven't seen either.

  17. 17

    ManDonald should not be thanking her exes or anyone else for anything to do with this film. She butchered it all by herself!