Madonna honoured in Square of Fame
Pop queen Madonna said she felt like “an honorary Brit” as she unveiled a cast of her hands striking a pose outside Wembley Arena. “I’m very excited about my upcoming Wembley shows and am honoured to be the first performer to unveil a plaque at the Square of Fame. I look forward to seeing other artists adding their handprints alongside mine,” she added.
The diminutive singer’s tiny hands had been cast in bronze to become the inaugural star at Wembley’s new Square of Fame.
Cast makers flew out to New York while Madonna was on the US-leg of her acclaimed Confessions Tour to prepare for the plaque. They used Alginate, an organic moulding material used by dentists to make casts of teeth, to create the original imprint.
They then brought the impressions – created while the star was in her dressing room preparing to perform at Madison Square Gardens – back to the UK to turn into a bronze plaque.
The Material Girl took 15 minutes out of rehearsal time to unveil the cast and the Square of Fame.
Organisers hope it will become the British equivalent of Hollywood’s famous Grauman’s Chinese Theatre.
The 47-year-old, wearing sunglasses, a white tracksuit and matching trainers, was delighted to receive a cast of her hands to take home with her. After kneeling on a cushion to pose with the casts she said: “They’re great, it’s a great honour. I did it because it makes me feel like an honorary Brit.”
Asked which name she would like to see join her on the Square of Fame she said: “Tony Blair and other world leaders.”
From Yahoo! Music.