Madonna nervous about W.E. release

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Madonna directs this two-tiered romantic drama detailing an affair between King Edward VIII and American divorcée Wallis Simpson as well as the contemporary romance between a married woman and a Russian security guard.
September 13th, 2011

Madonna is nervous about the release of 'W.E.'

The 'Music' hitmaker saw her film - based on the relationship between Britain's King Edward VIII and American divorcee Wallis Simpson - criticised at the Venice Film Festival earlier this month but admits she is prepared for the film to be slammed because of similar experiences in her acting career.

She said: "Of course I do get nervous. Because it's new. I had the same pressure when I began my music career, and I was nervous and I didn't know what to expect and people didn't know what to expect, and I had to earn my way in being taken seriously in the music department, and now I have to do that in film."

However, Madonna also admitted she will only welcome criticism when it is directed her work, not as a personal attack.

She added: "I can tell when a person is reviewing my film and when they're reviewing me personally. I welcome criticism of my film when it's viewed as an artistic form and not when people are mentioning things about my personal life or my achievements in any other [areas] - because they're irrelevant to the film. When they stick to the film, I do care. I pay attention to it."

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