Madonna, the international superstar and all around controversial figure, has been booed on the red carpet to her own movie premiere. Shrugging off the boos, 53-year-old Madonna stated: “It doesn’t matter what the critics think, it’s what the public thinks.” Probably quite a contradiction to the comment, Madonna disappointed fans as she only spared time to speak to a handful who had waited hours to see her.

As she entered the cinema in Leicester Square to the premiere of the film W.E. which she directed, the star looked quite conservative and well groomed in a long, black L’Wren Scott dress with a plunging neckline and a diamante design teamed with fishnet tights. Even through the boos, Madonna revealed that she loved directing and would want to do so again in the future, perhaps directing a musical: “I’d want Andrea Riseborough to play me” she said, “she’s incredible to work with and I’d work with her again.” Riseborough, the British actress plays Wallis Simpson in W.E., part of the 55th BFI London Film Festival.


W.E. follows a two-tiered love story about Wally Winthrop, a woman in 1999 who is infatuated with the 1930’s marriage of King Edward VIII. The film is now Madonna’s second venture as a director, her first venture was in 2009 as she stepped behind the camera for Filth and Wisdom. W.E., the Golden Globe winner, was given harsh reviews by the critics who were not amused by the musical comedy. Big names joined the star on the red carpet such as the likes of the fashion giants; Georgio Armani and Valentino. A few lesser known faces included Claudia Winkleman and Graham Norton.

As we all know, Madonna has never been one to shy away from any type of attention or afraid to speak her mind. Just last month, the star was overheard ridiculing a bouquet of hydrangeas given to her by a fan and later mocked herself over YouTube for her comments.

Unrelated to her premiere but still a considered factor in how Madonna has recently been received, are the accusations that she has neglected her older brother – all the while spending parts of her £400million helping impoverished children in Africa. 55-year-old Anthony Ciccone said he has been homeless for the past 18 months due to losing his job at the Vineyard run by their father, Tony. He claimed Madonna had left him to rely on food handouts from charities as he stated: “My family turned their back on me, basically, when I was having a hard time. You think I haven’t answered this kind of question a bazillion times – why my sister is a multibazillionaire, and I’m homeless on the street? I don’t have any income, I’ve got to collect bottles and cans, do odd jobs.”

Madonna’s spokesperson refused to comment.

Madonna looked quite conservative & well groomed at the premiere


Andrea Riseborough arrives with British actor & cast member James D'Arcy


R-L: Actors Richard Coyle, James D'Arcy, filmmaker Madonna, Andrea Riseborough, Laurence Fox & Katie McGrath

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