Madonna Wanted for Sunset Boulevard

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I recently April Fooled you about Madonna getting a special Oscar for acting, but there's finally a role that she could garner some gold with.

And she doesn't want it!

On Piers Morgan's chat show on CNN, composer Andrew Lloyd Webber said he feels Madonna would be a ''great Norma Desmond'' in the film version of his Broadway hit.

But he added it would probably never happen.

"She's the right age," exclaimed Lloyd Webber.

Alas, he said, "I've not got through to her. She hasn't taken my call this time."

Even though Madge won a Golden Globe for the movie of Lloyd Webber's Evita!

And I bet I know why Madonna's not returning his calls:

Because she's the right age!

In other words, performers -- especially women -- tend to shy away from roles in which they play characters advancing towards the afterlife.

That kind of hyperrealism they don't want.

And in this particular musical, Norma happens to be a deranged has-been.

But let's not forget that all sorts of people turned down the original movie version of Sunset Boulevard for the same reason, Mae West among them.

And they were crazy! As crazy as Norma Desmond!


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17 comments
Jessie
Jessie

I have only three words to say about this : Liza, Liza, LIZA!!!

fi80
fi80

Madonna kinda lookls like Gloria Swansen, or maybe that's after a couple of martini's

Mskier
Mskier

What about Patti LuPone as Norma? She is now the right age, and she has the voice and the acting chops for the role.

RC61Austin
RC61Austin

I guess I can say "fucking.." NO FUCKING WAAAAY!" The most obvious choice is Catherine Zeta Jones. She's about the right age... and she has a wonderful voice....unlike "Madge." CZJ has won an Oscar and a Tony, so she has genuine talent. Andrew Lloyd Webber must have had one too many drinkie poos when he sought out M. Louise Ciccone. Meryl Streep is another valid choice. Anne Hathaway would make a great Betty Shaeffer. The role of Norma Desmond requires a good actress with a majestic voice. Madonna....asNorma? Hahahahahahaha! Uh...no way! Austin, Texas

Troofire
Troofire

The only actress I'd pay to see do this is Meryl Streep.

Tito
Tito

Damm Chicone was young and tight in the 80's I wish I Fucked her in the ass then when she was just the "it" girl.Now she's Miss Respectable and just Fucks Latino boys.

Eric
Eric

Nothing but negative comments here! Madonna would be great in that; what? Glenn Close or Patti Lupone? Yawn.

corrective_unconscious
corrective_unconscious

Andrew Lloyd Webber must have been reading her to filth. And while she might be good for the role in a casting sense, she can't and never could act.

Scott
Scott

Gloria Swanson was only 51 when the first film was released.

Rabbit
Rabbit

Aside from the fact that Mae was about 57 when approached for the role, she refused to ever acknowledge that she was over 35!

Actually, 50 in 2011 is not the same as 50 in 1950. Today's Norma would more appropriately be in her early 60s.

Bree
Bree

She's a director now! No need to take on silly film roles.

Roi
Roi

Madonna's actually too ld for the part, but I doubt she sees it that way.

Bones
Bones

Fingers crossed...that this DOESN'T happen.

rolph
rolph

I know Madonna's not box office, but Patti is DEFINITELY not box office.

Max
Max

There's no reason the filmmakers can't alter the character in order to make Norma older. It isn't as though the movie is about an actual historical figure. I would definitely like the role to go to GLENN CLOSE . Madonna is absolutely wretched.

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