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Patti LuPone Calls Madonna a 'Movie Killer,' Throws Shade at Glenn Close & Movie Musicals

Patti LuPone Calls Madonna a 'Movie Killer,' Throws Shade at Glenn Close & Movie Musicals

Broadway legend Patti LuPone didn’t hold back at all during her appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen!

The two-time Tony winner and current nominee for War Paint was asked what she thought of Madonna‘s performance in the movie version of Evita. If you didn’t know, Patti originated the role of Eva Peron on Broadway.

“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,” Patti said. “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.”

Click inside for more scoop from Patti’s epic interview…

Patti also threw a little bit of shade at Glenn Close. If you don’t know the backstory between them, Patti originated the role of Norma Desmond in the musical Sunset Boulevard during the London run. She had a signed contract to bring the show to Broadway, but then composer Andrew Lloyd Webber decided to replace her with Glenn, who went on to win the Tony.

Now, Glenn is doing Sunset Boulevard on Broadway again and Patti was asked if she would go see the show.

“Well I was in it. I originated the role so I don’t think I need to see it,” Patti responded to the caller. She did say that she and Glenn are on good terms today though!

When asked about movie musicals, Patti said that the only person who knows how to do a musical on camera is Rachel Bloom with her The CW series Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.

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