”Sure enough, we’re off to Venice. That’s Madonna”
Abbie Cornish opened up with the Sydney Morning Herald about Heath Ledger, Madonna and the fuss over fantasy flick Sucker Punch.
Cornish counts Madonna as a friend and collaborator. Her next film, W.E, is directed and co-written by the singer and will premiere in Venice later this year. It tells the story of a lonely woman obsessed with the abdication of King Edward VIII, a subject integral to this year’s best picture Oscar winner, The King’s Speech. Cornish says, as with Ledger, that her new co-star has given her something inspirational to add to that teenaged view of a world where anything is possible.
”It’s her discovery of love and sacrifice and what [they] mean,” Cornish says of the film, in which she plays an unhappily married woman named Wally Winthrop.
”And I remember when we were shooting Madonna said, ‘I really want to go to Venice.’ And sure enough, we’re off to Venice. That’s Madonna. She’s such a force. She’s such an amazing woman. If she puts her mind to something, it’ll actually exist.”