Madonna very slyly added — and then deleted — her daughter Lourdes from her upcoming film W.E., about the romance between Wallis Simpson and Edward VIII.
“There was a scene where she played Wally as a young girl, and I just kind of dragged her in at the last minute. It was quite unfair of me what I did and what I asked her to do. But she was really great and then I ended up cutting her out of the film. Ruthless, I know. I said, ‘Sorry babe, you’re on the cutting room floor.’ She took it like a champ.”
This is why one must choose her projects very carefully, and not let family get muddled up in career decisions. Katie begged me to play the younger version of herself in Mad Money, but I refused. Despite my lifelong dream of working with Diane Keaton, I just couldn’t make my debut in such a terrible project.