Madonna Booed By Crowds At 'W.E.' London Premiere, Feels Connected To Wallis Simpson
If there's one thing Madonna knows it's that you can't please all the people all the time.
And one would imagine that after her film "W.E." received such varied reviews, the envelope-pushing singer might again end up in some hot water.
But had she predicted the response would be this bad?
At the BFI London Film Festival premiere of "W.E," the singer was booed by fans. Madonna, however, paid no mind to the hissing crowds, saying that like The Duchess of Windsor, Wallis Simpson, she too was "misunderstood."
The movie toggles "Julie & Julia"-style between the famous story of King Edward VIII's abdication of the British throne for his American lover, Simpson, and a unhappily married New York woman, whose obsession with Simpson leads to her own scandalous affair.
As crowds booed the singer, she told Sky News, "I do know what it is like to be misunderstood on a global scale." Madonna said she had made the film because she was so enraptured by the relationship of Simpson and the Duke of Windsor.
Clearly, her interest in the infamous lady is not purely academic.
"She lived at a time when women didn't have the opportunities that they do now. She [Wallis] didn't have the chance to defend herself so I'm taking that opportunity now."
"W.E." is scheduled to hit theaters Dec. 9.