“It’s kind of like psychotherapy. I realize I’ve lived a crazy life”
Madonna has described the process of working on her upcoming biopic as “the most difficult, challenging experience” of her life.
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The queen of pop revealed last September that she would be bringing her long career to the big screen. Universal Pictures is developing the project with Academy Award-winning writer/producer Diablo Cody (juno) on co-writing duties.
During a new interview with ‘Musicians on Musicians’ Rolling stone (Published today, October 12), Madonna is asked by Maluma what it was like to “relive” her past through film.
“Writing my script has been the hardest, most challenging experience I’ve ever had,” replied the singer. “It’s kind of like psychotherapy, because I have to remember every detail from my childhood to now.”
Madonna continued: “Remembering all the things that decided me who I am, my journey as an artist, my decision to leave Michigan to move to New York, all the things that accompanied me as 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 realize I’ve forgotten a lot of things, and living again, digging deeper, trying to remember the feelings I felt in moments, both Joyful and painful experience… I realized I had lived a crazy life.”
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Maluma suggested that Madonna’s past may have been “beautiful at the same time”, to which Starr replied: “Beautiful, obviously. But I would find myself lying in bed at night, thinking, ‘Oh my god, what It really happened to me? Did I really know that person?'”
Madonna shared a look at the process of writing the upcoming film shortly before the project was officially announced last year. In an hour-long Instagram Live broadcast, Madge and Cody talked about where they were with the film at the time.
The ‘Madame X’ composer said that it detailed “his struggles as an artist trying to survive in a man’s world”, in which he described “happy, sad, crazy, crazy, good, bad and ugly”. Covered a journey called
Last week Madonna described the project as a “visual autobiography,” saying: “Don’t call it a biopic.” She continued: “The reason I’m doing this is because a bunch of people have tried to write movies about me, but they’re always men.”
Meanwhile, Madonna hosted a secret “Madame X” gig in New York last Friday night (October 8) and ended the show by taking to the streets of Harlem.