The material girl explains how she relates to the character in her new film "W.E."
NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (REUTERS) - After years of research and months of filming, Madonna's film "W.E" is set to hit theaters across the U.S. on February 3rd.
The drama tells the real life love story of King Edward VIII and American Wallis Simpson and the fictional tale of Wally Winthrop, played by Abbie Cornish, who becomes engrossed with the couple's love affair when their estate is sold at Sotheby's in 1998. As Winthrop learns more about their lives she realizes how difficult their love affair was behind closed doors.
The Material Girl first became interested in the story of the King and Wallis years ago, but never thought a straight bio-pic was the way to tell their tale. Madonna, who co-wrote and directed the film, said her time in the spotlight helped her relate to the pair.
"I could understand a lot of aspects of Wallis Simpson's life, having people kind of you know, view you from the outside, make judgments about you, have opinions about you, write things about you that are untrue - and not feel like you are able to defend yourself, that sometimes kind of makes you feel helpless. And you know, she didn't commit a crime, she fell in love and she was, you know, as she says in the film, 'if you do this, if we get married I will be the most hated woman in the world', and she was. And I think that was a really painfully experience for her and obviously I can relate to her life on certain levels. I think that a lot of people who are public figures have the same experience," Madonna told Reuters.
Currently Madonna has gone back to her roots by stepping back into the recording studio to work on a new CD. But first fans will see her perform during the half-time show of the Super Bowl. Believe it or not, the veteran singer says she has a slight case of the jitters regarding the 12 minute performance.