Madonna returned to “The Tonight Show” on Thursday to pick up some big rumors and promote her new concept film, “Madame X” – and she definitely broke the peace of host Jimmy Fallon!
The Queen of Pop, 63, first appeared take part in the “children’s theater”, playful running lines written by kids with Fallon taking turns dancing and singing. “Life isn’t just about interviewing kids,” she later teased, picking up some of the biggest rumors about her life and career.
She looked leggy in fishnet stockings and stretched over Fallon’s desk before addressing the whole court.
When Fallon asked her if it was true that she turned down the role of Catwoman in “Batman Returns” from 1992 and a role in “Showgirls”, Madonna said yes. While saying that she has no concerns about “showgirls” from 1995, she continued, “I’m sorry I turned down Catwoman – that was pretty violent.”
Shockingly, Madonna revealed that she had also turned down the role of Trinity in “The Matrix” (1999). “Can you belive that? I want to kill myself. It’s kind of one of the best films of all time. ”She admitted that she didn’t make this film, one of her few” wee “regrets.
This led Fallon to ask about the biopic – Madonna prefers “visual autobiography” – she writes about the life she is supposed to stage. She confirmed the project, saying she was inspired to make her own film when she was sent a script about her life for her “blessing” but found it “the most hideous, superficial crap” and beat the suggested director as being “Total misogyny.”
It seemed to be referring to Elyse Hollander’s “Blond Ambition” script, which had stalled at Universal with Brett Ratner (who directed Madonna’s music video “Beautiful Stranger” years ago). she had expressed contempt Posting for the project as it was announced in 2017 on Instagram, “Universal Studios🐍 Brett Ratner 🐍and Rat and Elyse Hollander🐍🐍🐍 Lies have no legs.”
The rest of the interview was mostly nostalgic, including the revelation that their massive hit “Vogue” was supposed to be a B-side, an impromptu sing-along “Like a Virgin”, and the story of what it felt like hearing their first single “Everybody” on the radio for the first time.
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When Madonna’s own voice came down the hallway of her apartment, she remembered asking her roommate, “What is this?” and when she realized what it was, said, “I just stood there and said, ‘Wow – it happened! It works.’ It was like magic. It was the most amazing moment. ” The single was released 39 years ago this week.
Speaking of her “Madame X,” a film about Madonna’s politically charged 2019 theater tour, she said she hoped people would understand that “art is important in our lives. I think people don’t emphasize that enough.” She named the late writer James Baldwin a source of inspiration for the show, quoting his quote: “Artists are here to disturb the peace.”
“Madame X” is now streamed on Paramount +.