The woman who directed Madonna in “Desperately Seeking Susan” has praise on the pop star for her directorial debut “W.E.”.
Susan Seidelman, who cast Madonna in her third film, admits she was pleasantly surprised by the period film and thought her one-time leading lady did “a really good job”.
The moviemaker tells BlogTalkRadio…
“I saw ‘W.E.’ on DVD, and I thought she did a really good job.
I didn’t know whether I would like it or not.
I was pleasantly surprised.
I don’t think she learned anything from me, but she’s certainly been married to directors, and she’s been working with good directors, so I’m sure she’s learned a lot over the last 30 or so years.
She’s somebody who’s always taking on new challenges, so it doesn’t surprise me at all that she’s directing.
What I saw working with her on ‘Desperately Seeking Susan’ was that she was really determined, very focused on whatever her goal was and was incredibly self-disciplined, so it doesn’t surprise me that she would take on all kinds of career challenges.
At that time you never knew when someone would be a drop in the bucket or when they would last, so the longevity of her career, I certainly couldn’t have anticipated. But her determination and her smartness and her discipline was striking.”
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