Simon Cowell, you thought you were good at firing? Dig this.
Madonna admitted that although her daughter, Lourdes, was set to appear in her movie, W.E., she cut her from the final edit.
“There was a scene where she played Wally as a young girl.”
Wally refers to Wallis Simpson, a female character in the movie. And also in real life. Wikipedia it. What am I, a history teacher?
“And I just kind of dragged her in at the last minute,” Madonna continued. “It was quite unfair of me to do what I did and what I asked her to do,” Madge said. “But she was really great.”
Unfortunately, despite being “really great,” Lourdes did not get a part in the movie.
“I ended up cutting her out of the film. Ruthless, I know,” Madonna admitted. “I said, ‘Sorry babe, you’re on the cutting room floor.’ She took it like a champ.”
So that’s that. Lourdes’ own mom fired her.
Madonna recently revealed that she wrote the movie out of loneliness.
“When I moved to England after I got married, I really didn’t have any friends. I didn’t know anybody,” she said. “I found myself in a strange world and I decided that I was going to find out about the history and culture. So I started studying English history and reading about the monarchy. When I got to Edward VIII, I was transfixed by the idea that a man would give up such a powerful position for love.”