Backstage With Madonna In Tokyo
Pop music icon Madonna says she is still trying to live each day as though it was her last on Earth. As some proof of that, the 47-year-old performer is currently far from home, on tour in Japan to promote her new album, “Confessions On A Dance Floor.”
Co-anchor Harry Smith goes behind the scenes with Madonna on the road in Tokyo for an exclusive two-part interview to be broadcast on The Early Show next Monday, December 12, and Tuesday, December 13.
This intimate look at the life of the “material mom” features exclusive footage from her Tokyo performance, her first in that city in 12 years. In the interview, Smith tells Madonna that she strikes him as the kind of person who lives every day as if it?s her last. She agrees, with reservations. ?I’d like to think I live my life that way, and we should all live our lives that way,” she says. “But there are days that I don’t, and I regret that I don’t. But I think it’s a good motto to live by. I would love to get to the end of every one of my days and think, ?Did I do everything I meant to achieve? If this were the last day of my life on Earth would I be happy about it?? I’d say 75 percent of the time, yes, but 25, no.?
The pop icon?s new album has been number one in 29 countries. She thinks that means that she still is connecting to people. ?So when I go to that city and I do a show, I’m going to give them my all, because they’re giving me their all by buying my record. And there’s some kind of circuitry there,” she says. “And I don’t ever do a show half-assed. That’s just not the way I am.?
Madonna Louise Ciccone has traveled a long road from her roots in Bay City, Mich., and even from her early successes in the 1980s as the queen of “Truth or Dare”-style pop. She now lives primarily in London with her husband, director Guy Ritchie, and two children, daughter Lourdes and son Rocco.
Madonna tells Smith that Lourdes does not want to be a singer. She wants to be a dancer, and refuses to let her mother watch rehearsals of her upcoming performance in “The Nutcracker.”
?Her whole thing has been, ‘Please don’t come to the rehearsals. I want to surprise you.’ She’s very dedicated to what she does. She has a very clear idea of what she wants to do,? says Madonna.
From CBS News