Does Madonna care what the critics say? Of course she does
Just as long as they're critiquing her work and not Madonna: "If it's fair criticism about my (movie) without bringing my life into it I'm fine," she told reporters at a TIFF press conference. "When they stick to the work, yes, I do pay attention." Unfortunately, W.E., a story revolving around the abdication of King Edward VIII for the woman he loved is getting tepid reviews from those who have seen it including the Star's Linda Barnard who wrote: "Her first try at directing a substantial feature film is not terrible; it's just not terribly good." She said Wallis Simpson, King Edward's wife, was an intriguing woman she felt compelled to explore.
'"She wasn't beautiful, she wasn't young, she didn't come from a fabulous background," Madonna said. "She was mysterious."
She added there are so many rumours about such people, but when you do the research you find it's probably not true.
"It's like Chinese whisper," she said. "It starts off as one story, but by the time it gets to you, it's a different one."