Madonna’s ‘Nightline’ Interview: Super Bowl, Love, Lourdes & ‘W.E.’
During the first part of Madonna’s overall ABC interview with Cynthia McFadden — the Nightline segment aired last night, and things continue today on both Good Morning America and 20/20 — the W.E. director talked a lot, naturally, about her film, which opens on February 3. “I’ve certainly been in love with people who’ve made big sacrifices for me,” said the Material Girl, while drawing a comparison between herself and her film’s subject, Wallis Simpson. “Possibly not as big as I would have liked them to make.” She also discussed her Super Bowl plans and her much younger beau. Catch Madge’s full one-on-one with McFadden below. Madonna went on to describe herself as a romantic, which seemed to surprise her interviewer: “The great discovery that I made whilst doing this research is that there is no such thing as perfect love — and I obviously know that in the back of my head. I’m not an idiot. But, you know, I have my hopelessly romantic, strangely naive moments.”
This led the conversation to veer toward the topic of Madonna’s current, 24-year-old boyfriend, Brahim Zaibat. “Aren’t people tired of that subject?” Madge jokingly quipped. “Boring old chestnut. Okay, what do you want to know?”
Madonna’s Nightline interview (part one)
Cynthia asked Madonna why she’s involved with Zaibat, who is half her age. “I didn’t write down on a piece of paper that I’m now going to have a relationship with a younger man,” responded the singer. “It’s just what happened. You see, that’s the romantic in me. I just met someone that I care for, and that’s his age.”
The subject then turned to W.E., Madonna’s daughter Lourdes — who apparently has the power to veto her mom’s inappropriate clothing choices — and the singer’s upcoming Super Bowl performance, which she says is more frightening to think about than her movie opening.
“I have eight minutes to set up my stage, 12 minutes to put on the greatest show on earth and I have seven minutes to take it down so that football field is clean for the second half of the game,” Madonna said. “That’s the challenge. How do you do that?”
Madonna’s Nightline interview (part two)
What do you think of the first part of Madonna’s first major TV interview in four years? Are you excited for her upcoming movie, album and Super Bowl performance?