The W.E. controversy
uary 17th, 2011
In Madonna‘s upcoming film, W.E. history is going to take a back seat to fantasy.
According to 29 year old british actress Andrea Riseborough, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor were not Nazi sympathizers–even though they visited the Third Reich, appeared in a newsreel with them, and are well documented historically to have made some horrendous social and political choices. As well, the Duchess of Windsor–Wallis Simpson–did not cheat on the Duke. And the Duke–formerly King Edward VIII–was brilliant.
Riseborough, who plays Wallis in “W.E.,” told website showbiz411 that people got it all wrong…
Also, W.E.’s back story is going to be that Edward was the brilliant brother, and that Bertie – King George – wasn’t much.
Riseborough also tells that in the film, her character – Wallis Simpson – will have some fantastical cross-generational meetings in person with a modern character called Wally, played by Abbie Cornish.
The film, all done and now being edited, will probably be sent to the Cannes Film Festival for possible inclusion.
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