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Madonna said no to buying Wallis Simpson letters

Madonna has admitted that while she read as much material concerning the Duchess of Windsor as possible while making her film 'W.E.', she refused to purchase any of it. 

The pop icon, whose new offering 'W.E.' also marks her directorial debut, explained to Glamour magazine that people tried to sell her letters written by Wallis Simpson once details of her movie were unveiled, but she decided not to pay up and simply memorised their content instead:

"I'm sure I've read every book on the Duchess of Windsor. And once people knew I was doing research and writing the script they wanted to sell me their letters."

"I didn't purchase any, but I read them, noted the information and then said thanks, but no thanks. I watched every documentary ever made, and stayed at the house in the south of France that they lived in during the war - it's now owned by Roman Abramovich. I tried to go to places that they were at and soak up their energy. Of course, I wasn't allowed in Windsor Castle."




Watch the official trailer for 'W.E.' here: