Directors cut

Dressed in black and photographed by Tom Munro. Madonna and Andrea Riseborough in the December 2012 issue of Harper´s Bazaar.  In December´s  issue of Harper´s Bazaar Madonna talks about women, power andd sexuality with Naomi Wolf about her new directorial project, W.E., a cinematic version of the story of Wallis Simpson, the American divorcée for whom British monarch King Edward VIII famously abdicated the throne in 1936. It premiered at the Venice Film Festival this fall to mixed reactions and will open stateside in December. “Making movies is really hard. It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done,” Madonna says.

“I think my behavior and my lifestyle threaten a lot of social norms, like the movie does,” she observes. “I think there are a lot of parallels and connections.” For her star, Andrea Riseborough, it was liberating to work with such a powerful woman on a female-centric film. “I was interested in the strong, interesting person apart from the public persona, and I was not disappointed,” she says of Madonna. “I found it hugely fulfilling.”

Follow the link below to read the complete interview.