In this week’s Newsweek, Madonna talks about her new film and her 2008 divorce from famed director Guy Ritchie.
The new Madonna film, W.E., which narrates an unhappily married woman’s fixation with historical couple King Edward VIII and American divorcee Wallis Simpson, is the first major assignment the Queen of Pop has released since she and Guy Ritchie divorced.
The 53-year-old singer told Newsweek magazine it wasn’t a mere coincidence that she started working on the screenplay for “W.E.,” which tackles the hardships and regrets of marriage.
Madonna poured out to Newsweek: “I was certainly asking a kind of existential question that I think people ask when they’ve been married that long: what is the perfect love? Because when you start off, everything’s great and lovely, and the person you’ve married is flawless, and you’re flawless.”
Madonna revealed that as time passed by, the “cracks in the veneer” of her marriage started to show. The Golden Globe Awardee told Newsweek the creeping realization made her question herself, “‘How much am I willing to sacrifice?’”
If you follow Madonna, you’d know that this is not the first time the singer openly discussed about her failed marriage with Guy Ritchie. Madonna told Rolling Stone in August 2009 how thankful she was to be able to concentrate on her work during her “challenging” marriage. She even told the magazine that if the marriage didn’t end, she “may have thrown [herself] off a building.”
Madonna and Guy Ritchie share custody of their two sons. One is Rocco, their 11-year-son, and David Banda, the kid they adopted from Malawi who is now six years old. Madonna also has two other children, 15-year-old Lourdes and five-year-old daughter Mercy James who’s also adopted by the singer.
Madonna’s next major gig is a performance during the half time of this Sunday’s Superbowl.