Madonna reveals fascination for Wallis Simpson
London: Madonna, who recently directed movie ‘W.E’ based on the life of Wallis Simpson, has revealed her fascination for the divorcee.
The 53-year-old singer, who turned film director, poured her heart and soul into ‘W.E.’, which tells the story of divorcee Wallis Simpson and her scandalous love for King Edward VIII.
“The movie is all about the cult of celebrity,” a daily has quoted Madonna as saying.
“Wallis Simpson became famous by default. People couldn’t understand how she won the heart of a king.
“She wasn’t conventionally pretty, was divorced and couldn’t have children... what did she have to offer? I was once told a Japanese phrase for women past the marrying age – ‘stale cake’,” she added.