Madonna has revealed that one of the biggest regrets of her career was turning down a role in the iconic sci-fi film The Matrix. The Queen Of Pop, 63, appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to promote her Madame X documentary and made some shocking revelations. Madonna’s appearance at the talk show came after she shared a series of jaw-dropping pictures and jokingly wrote that she was giving birth to her long-awaited documentary about her Madame X tour after months of anticipation from fans.
After kickstarting her Hollywood acting career with Desperately Seeking Susan in 1985, Madonna told Jimmy that she had been offered some of Hollywood’s biggest roles. The pop star admitted she had rejected the chance to play Catwoman, with the ‘fierce’ role later being offered to Michelle Pfeiffer instead. While Madonna added that she didn’t regret turning down a part in the erotic drama Showgirls, she confessed that will forever doubt her decision to turn down a part in The Matrix. She also confessed that she wanted to ‘kill herself’ after rejecting an offer to star in the film.
She said, “I also turned down the role in The Matrix. Can you believe that? I wanted to kill myself.” However, Madonna didn’t specify which part she turned down, but the lead role of Trinity was eventually given to Carrie Ann Moss. The film went on to become one of the most successful trilogies in film history, grossing $1.3 billion, and a fourth installment is scheduled for release in December.
She continues, “That’s like one of the best movies ever made. A teeny-tiny part of me regrets just that one moment in my life.” During her talk show appearance, Madonna also confirmed she was writing a movie about her lengthy and illustrious career. It came hours after Madonna finally announced the release of her Madame X documentary, marking the event with a series of staggering Instagram snaps.
The hitmaker, 63, told her fans that the documentary is finally available to view on Paramount Plus in the US by joking that her racy alter-ego was ‘giving birth today, to the show. Dressed in an all-black ensemble of leather, lace, and fishnets, the Queen Of Pop wrote in the caption, “Madame X is giving birth today. Help her push #madamex streaming on @paramountplus.”
The Madame X documentary made its UK television debut on MTV in the UK on Thursday night, October 7, and then dropped on Paramount+ the following day. Using her personal videographer Ricardo Gomes to shoot during her Madame X Tour in 2019-2020, the film chronicles Madonna’s 75-date trek both on stage and in behind-the-scenes moments.
The documentary also includes the times when she battled through hip and knee injuries that ultimately forced her to cancel several shows in the US, UK, and Portugal, according to MTV. The tour would also ultimately be cut short by the then growing COVID-19 crisis that would be deemed a pandemic in mid-March 2020.