Madonna Felt ‘Lonely and Alienated’ While Filming ‘Evita’

Madonna in 'Evita
Madonna in ‘Evita’ | Getty Images

Madonna acting in ‘Evita’ was her crossover from music to movies

Madonna had appeared in movies in the 1980s and ’90s including Shanghai Surprise and Dick Tracy. But when it was revealed that Andrew Lloyd Webber’s famed stage musical Evita was being made into a movie, Madonna felt called to the role.

Madge kept a diary of her experiences throughout the process of making the movie, which was published in

Madonna rose to fame as a pop music superstar in the 1980s. In the 1990s, she was known around the world, but she sought to make an even bigger name for herself — not as a singer, but as an actor.

Madonna in ‘Evita’ | Getty Images

Madonna acting in ‘Evita’ was her crossover from music to movies

Madonna had appeared in movies in the 1980s and ’90s including Shanghai Surprise and Dick Tracy. But when it was revealed that Andrew Lloyd Webber’s famed stage musical Evita was being made into a movie, Madonna felt called to the role.

Madge kept a diary of her experiences throughout the process of making the movie, which was published in Vanity Fair in November 1996, one month before the movie’s release. In it, she reflected on her journey from being cast to the movie hitting the theaters.

“I remember sitting down during Christmas of ’94 and writing an impassioned letter to the director, Alan Parker, listing the reasons why I was the only one who could portray her, explaining that only I could understand her passion and her pain,” Madonna wrote. “I can honestly say that I did not write this letter of my own free will. It was as if some other force drove my hand across the page.”

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Evita was well-received, particularly with Madonna’s portrayal of former Argentinian First Lady Eva Perón. After attempting to break into the film industry for years, Madonna had made her mark.

Madonna performs during her “Sticky and Sweet” world tour at Olympic Stadium on September 6, 2008 in Rome, Italy | Elisabetta Villa/Getty Images

Madonna felt ‘lonely and alienated’ while filming ‘Evita’

Even though Evita was a fulfilling experience for Madonna in the end, it was a long way to get there. While filming the movie in Argentina, she didn’t feel connected to the people and places around her at all.

“As I descend further into this labyrinth called moviemaking I am stunned by the number of possibilities for feeling lonely and alienated,” she wrote in her diary. “While I have become more and more accepted by the Argentinians, I feel increasingly cut off from the rest of the world. I rarely speak to my friends and when I do I find it impossible to share what I am experiencing.”

“In the beginning I received letters and care packages all the time. Now I come home

Source:: Showbiz Cheat Sheet

      

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