The star of Tony-nominated War Paint was asked about what she thought of the blonde songstress’ performance of Eva Perón in the film Evita, a role Patti originated on the Broadway stage.
The Broadway actress responded, “Well, I was on the treadmill and when MTV used to have videos, I saw, I believe it was ‘Buenos Aires,’ and I thought it was a piece of sh-t. 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 in film or on stage. She’s a wonderful performer for what she does, but she is not an actress.”
Seems Patti has a bit of a critical eye when it comes to those who take on roles she’s previously portrayed. Glenn Close played Norma Desmond in the 1994 Broadway stage version of Sunset Boulevard. Patti played the part on the London stage, but was replaced by Glenn when the production was brought to New York.
When asked if she would be seeing the show, which is hitting the Broadway stage again with Glenn reprising the role, Patti answered, “Well I was in it. I originated the role so I don’t think I need to see it.” Though, she quickly added that she and Glenn are now on good terms.
Well, what’s theater without a little drama! ~Alexa Caruso