Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Obsession of a Socialite.

Wallis Simpson is an interesting story. She was an American socialite who married, as her third husband, Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor, formerly King Edward VIII of the United Kingdom.

On 20 January 1936, Edward ascended the throne as Edward VIII. His relationship with Wallis made him unpopular with the Conservative-led British government.
It became clear that he wanted to Marry Wallis, but he could not do so and keep the throne.
On 10 December 1936 the King signed the Instrument of Abdication
The King signed the Instrument of Abdication on 10 December 1936.
On 11 December 1936, Edward made a broadcast to the people, saying of Wallis:
"I have found it impossible to carry the heavy burden of responsibility, and to discharge my duties as King as I would wish to do, without the help and support of the woman I love."

An epic gesture to the woman he loves. This will make an epic film, and guess what. Madonna herself has written to the Queen asking permission to make the film as a vehicle for her to star in (she certainly can look the part).

I have always thought Madonna could be a fantastic actress, she just needs to leave her ego at the door and find a director who is not afraid of her. Apparently she is obsessed with this story and passion can go a long way in delivering a great performance, as can a recent emotional upheaval.

Could this be the film to silence the nay-sayers? Or is she in over her head.


Runs Like A Gay said...

It's good to see Madonna trying to portray a character who riffs on a previous success (Evita). She has shown that she can carry off these strong flawed women before, however at the same time she has very little range.

I'm not sure who you'd ask to direct, there's a significant risk this will just be a Madge star vehicle if it's a part she feels so passionate about.

Unless Alan Parker's free? (Continuing the theme)

Jose said...

The thought of how she'd look in those costumes is enough to get me excited.
I think her main problem as a dramatic actress is that you catch her acting, if they turn this into a musical she'd be phenomenal.