That’s really my intention in making the film
The usually unflappable Madonna had a minor meltdown when she premiered her new documentary in New York, worrying her fans might find it “boring.”
“I was sitting there in the theater at the back, showing it to people for the first time. I mean, it was like a puddle of sweat around my feet,” Madonna told ABC News Radio‘s Andrea Dresdale in an exclusive interview. “It was like, ‘Oh my God, oh my God, I hope I did the right thing. Oh, that scene is too long. Oh, that’s too short. Are they going to get this part? Are they going to like this? Oh, they’re going to think it’s boring!’ Just worrying the whole way, biting my fingernails off.”
The documentary, “I’m Going To Tell You A Secret,” premiered on MTV yesterday and follows the pop icon’s “Re-Invention Tour,” from dancer auditions to rehearsals and opening night all the way through the final show and her visit to Israel last fall.
“I’ve Evolved and Moved On”
Madonna says she’s clearly not the same person who she was when she made her provocative 1993 documentary “Truth or Dare” – and she hopes fans will appreciate the change.
“It would be kind of tragic and pathetic if I was still the same person,” she says. “I think that while I had some redeeming traits and qualities when I made ‘Truth or Dare,’ … there’s a lot about me that I think is kind of selfish and kind of juvenile, and I’m happy to know that I’ve evolved and moved on.”
After working on the new film for a year, Madonna screened the movie for fans and contest winners in New York City, but it has not been shown publicly. But the singer says it reflects her current values.
“When I got to the end of it [the screening] … I could feel that people enjoyed it. That was a huge relief for me,” she says.
“I want everyone to really feel a sense of responsibility for the world around them, but more importantly, I want them to feel inspired and to really feel like they can make a difference. That’s really my intention in making the film.”
From ABC News