On July 5 2010, principal photography on W.E., Madonna’s directorial feature debut began in the UK.
Madonna had this to say about her decision to direct W.E.:
“I directed Filth & Wisdom to teach myself about filmmaking… and now, with this self-punishing process of being a producer and a writer and a director, I’m taking the next step.”
On June 20 2010, Susan Boyle’s cover of Madonna’s You’ll See was released as a single from her debut album, I Dreamed A Dream.
Susan frequently performed the song during auditions in the early days of her career.
Her version was featured on the first episode of the 2010 Brazilian telenovela, Ti Ti Ti.
On December 16 2010, Madonna released a special statement to her fans:
“It’s official! I need to move. I need to sweat. I need to make new music! Music I can dance to. I’m on the lookout for the maddest, sickest, most bad ass people to collaborate with. I’m just saying……”
Madonna’s search would result in the creation of her twelfth studio album, MDNA.
On July 5 2010, Madonna began filming W.E. The film locations included London, New York and France.
Madonna on her decision to direct W.E.
“I directed Filth & Wisdom to teach myself about filmmaking… And now, with this self-punishing process of being a producer and a writer and a director, I’m taking the next step.”
On June 29 2010, Forbes announced that Madonna was listed as the #10 most powerful celebrity, down from #3 in 2009.