Her second film W.E. had already drawn sharp criticism last month at the Venice Film Festival, during which two teasers were released. And the Queen of Pop received the same treatment this weekend at the London Film Festival.
The film was presented at the Empire Cinema in Leicester Square in London before an audience that proved very disappointed in the screening and didn’t hesitate to boo Madonna on her arrival on the red carpet.
“I do know what it is like to be misunderstood on a global scale,” the singer told Sky News as crowds booed her.
The film is Madonna’s take on the story of Wallis Simpson, the American divorcee who made Prince Edward of England to abdicate for her in 1937. The British media have pointed to the actors’ lack of talent, but also to the weaknesses of the implementation, and thus to the director.
W.E. is set to hit theaters Dec. 9.