Contrary to rumor, Madonna (Swept Away) did not demand a Die Another Day cameo when she recorded the film’s title track.
While the pop singer’s celluloid ambitions are no secret, LAUNCH has confirmed that she did not strong-arm her way into playing a corset-wearing fencing instructor in the 40-year anniversary Bond installment.
Die Another Day producer Barbara Broccoli set the record straight. “We were looking for somebody to do the song and her name came up and she expressed an interest and we jumped at it. And then she said, ‘Oh, it’d be fun to do a cameo.’ And we said, ‘Well, we had a cameo role there,’ we gave it to her, and she liked it. And then she kind of elaborated on it, made it her own, so it all worked out great. That’s exactly how it happened and we’re thrilled to bits and we think she did a great job with the song, and particularly love her cameo. It was just a small role and she really made it into something, and I thought she was fantastic. Great to work with.”
The electronica-infused “Die Another Day” single is currently Number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Die Another Day is now playing in theaters nationwide.
— Sofia Fernandez, Los Angeles