Madonna booed by fans at London film festival premier of W.E.

Last Updated: Oct 24, 2011, 17:27 PM IST

London: Madonna was booed at after choosing to speak only with a handful of waiting fans, at the premier of her latest film W.E.

The 53-year-old singer reportedly admitted that she was nervous as she arrived on the red carpet at the Empire cinema in London``s Leicester Square.

The film has already been shown at the Venice Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival, but Madonna, who co-wrote and directed W.E., revealed that she felt under pressure screening it in Britain.

“It’s slightly nerve-wracking because it’s about a British king, it’s predominantly filmed in Britain, it’s a British production, most of my actors are English and I know the British can be tough critics. But I hope they like it,” Telegraph quoted her as telling.

The film is based on the romance between Wallis Simpson, played by Andrea Riseborough, and Edward VIII, played by James D``Arcy, which led to the monarch``s abdication.

Ms Riseborough and Mr D``Arcy attended the BFI London Festival screening along with co-stars Laurence Fox and Richard Coyle.

ANI