On The Tonight Show last night, Jay Leno dared to ask Madonna about movie auditions that didn’t do so well for her. This is after she claimed that when casting for W.E., she tried her best to make actors “feel at ease” during their audition process because she knows how much auditioning can suck. Her reaction was the kind of classic Madonna that makes us wonder what director would dare make her not at ease.
“What did you audition for that you sucked at?” Leno asked.
“Oh. [Pause] … I’m not telling,” she said, laughing a little as she say back and crossed her arms. “I just remember doing an audition once and then afterwards it was just total silence, and the director just went, ‘Thank you.’ … Then there’s the other kind of audition where you audition for something like eight times. You just keep coming back and auditioning. It’s like a kind of torture. I did that for a film and then I ended up not getting the part and that was not very pleasant. I have a voodoo doll of that director.”
So, who would that director be?
We know that Madge was supposed to play the role of Ginger in Martin Scorsese’s Casino back in 1995, but Sharon Stone convinced him to give it to her instead. She was also supposed to have the Meryl Streep part in Music of the Heart, but left due to “creative differences” with director Wes Craven. Hmmm. Any other guesses?
In the meantime, we can assume one rejected actor isn’t sticking pins in a Madonna doll: Daughter Lourdes was supposed to have a cameo as the younger version of Abbie Cornish’s character (a modern-day woman obsessed with Wallace Simpson’s story), but her part ended up on the cutting room floor. “But she was really great and then I ended up cutting her out of the film. Ruthless, I know,” she told MTV News. “I said, ‘Sorry babe, you’re on the cutting room floor.’ She took it like a champ.”
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