Evan Rachel Wood On Playing Madonna In New Movie
Evan Rachel Wood has spoken about her portrayal of Madonna in the upcoming movie, Weird: The Al Yankovic Story.
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Asked by Access Hollwood whether she is confident that the singer would appreciate the movie, the actress replied, “At this point, yes, I hope I hear from her at all because everybody keeps asking, ‘What do you think Madonna is going to say?'” she said. “She’s either going to think it’s really, really, funny and laugh or she’ll be like I didn’t see it. Which would also be great because she is Madonna.”
“It was weird seeing the name on my trailer door,” Wood added. “People treat you like Madonna when you’re on set, they get visibly flustered, they called me Madonna when I was on set… It’s surreal but really fun, you really just get to pretend to be Madonna for a couple of weeks, it’s great.”
The actress went on to reveal how she would listen to Madonna’s music on set to get into the zone, “Hair and makeup on this project were so brilliant at what they did. We also had so much fun in our fitting because we would just blast The Immaculate Collection the whole time and I was always dancing and making videos and dub smashing in my trailer in between setups.”
Daniel Radcliffe plays Weird Al in the film and said that he believes the film truly does honor Al’s legacy. “When I read the script for the first time, I didn’t know what to expect, and then as soon as I read it I was like ‘oh, this is the only thing that Al’s biopic could ever have been… I think it has a lot of the like sweet earnestness that Al has while also having some of the absolute derangement that he has as well and how that all sits together.”
Weird: The Al Yankovic Story is set to be released via Roku on 4 November.