The Madonna movie isn’t just a rumor, it’s on the Queen of Pop’s to-do list. Just don’t call it a “biopic.”
The pop veteran stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon for an interview that explored her past and glanced into her future.
That future would include a “visual autobiography,” she confirmed in her best cut-glass English accent.
“The reason I’m doing it is a bunch of people have tried to write movies about me,” she told Fallon, “but they’re always men.”
Universal tried and failed. The studio sent her a draft script, which she described as “the most hideous superficial crap I ever read.” And the studio tapped a “total misogynist,” in her words, to direct.
“Why would these people make a movie about my life?,” she continued. “There’s nothing true in the script, the guy who is making it has no understanding of women, no appreciation of women, no respect for women.”
Finally, as she sees it, “I just threw down the gauntlet.” There’s no more in the way of specifics, on financing, casting or indeed if Madonna’s completed the outline. If anyone is going to do it, she will.
Moving off-topic, Madonna recounted the “magic” moment when she first heard one of her songs playing on the radio, she admitted she turned down the chance to play the lead in D.C. Comics’ “Catwoman,” and also turned down a role in The Matrix, presumably the Trinity character played by Carrie-Anne Moss. “I wanted to kill myself,” she remembered. “That’s like one of the best movies ever made.”
In a separate “Kid Theatre” sketch, the pop superstar flexed her acting chops by reading scenes written by elementary school kids based on movie titles.