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12 October 2021

Madonna On Writing Her Biopic: “I Realise I’ve Lived A Crazy Life”

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Madonna has spoken about the experience of writing her own biopic in a new interview with Rolling Stone. magazine. The Queen Of Pop was interviewed by the Colombian singer-songwriter Maluma for a “Musicians On Musicians” feature in the new issue.

When asked about writing the biopic, which was announced last year, Madonna revealed: “Writing my script is the most draining, challenging experience I’ve ever had,” the singer responded. “It’s kind of like psychotherapy in a way, because I have to remember every detail from my childhood till now.”

Madonna continued: “Remembering all the things that made me decide to be who I am, my journey as an artist, my decision to leave Michigan to go to New York, all the things that happened to me when I was young and naive, my relationships with my family and friends, watching many of my friends die — sometimes, I have writing sessions where I go to bed and I just want to cry. You know what I mean? The thing is, I realise I forgot a lot of things, and reliving, digging deep, trying to recall emotions that I felt in certain moments, both joyful and traumatic experiences … I realise I’ve lived a crazy life… I would find myself at night, lying there in bed, thinking, ‘My God, did that really happen to me? Did I really know that person?’”

She went on to discuss her current Madame X stage show: “The entire show is an extension of me. I love dance, I love art, I love set design. I love video, I love film, I love fashion, clothes. So, A., because I love all of those things. But B., because every aspect of the show is an extension of me, I feel like I need to pay attention to all the details.”

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