Patti LuPone was on Andy Cohen’s Watch What Happens, Live last night, where she shares some very frank opinions on Madonna.
When asked if she ever talked with Madonna over their iconic performances portraying Eva Peron in Evita, she responds nah. Lupone says, “I did meet her after her opening night party, and the only thing that Madonna has ever said to me was, ‘I’m taller than you!’ Bada bing!”
Cohen next asks what LuPone thought of Madonna’s portrayal of Eva Peron in the 1996 film version of the musical Evita. Patti LuPone was the actress who originated the iconic role on Broadway when the show first opened in 1979. She even won a Tony award for it.
Here is where things get really shady.
LuPone answers, “I was on the treadmill when MTV used to have videos, and I saw, I believe it was ‘Buenos Aires’, and I thought it was a piece of shit.”
She continues, “Madonna is a movie killer. She’s dead behind the eyes. She cannot act her way out of a paper bag. She should not be on film or on stage. She is a wonderful performer for what she does but she is not an actress. Bing.”
Cohen quickly cut to commercial.
Madonna and former First Lady Michelle Obama are two guests Cohen has yet to get in his clubhouse, and he desperately wants them.
Whether they will ever be on, Cohen responds nah. He said, “She [Michelle Obama] and Madonna – now that I have publicly said that those are the two people. I think they are vowing to go on every show just to make me literally crazy.”
With all this Patti LuPone shade cast her way, we have a feeling he’s definitely right about Madonna.
Hear Patti LuPone’s read Madonna to filth right here: