Patti LuPone gave an extremely hostile answer to Andy Cohen Tuesday night when asked about Madonna in Evita (1996).
Things started out okay, with the famous story about the divas not allowed in the same space, then went south, with LuPone — who has said kind or at least respectful things about Madonna in the past — let go of 20 years of graciousness on the topic, calling “Buenos Aires” a “piece of shit.” She was far more diplomatic at the time of the film's release, though she always made clear she did not like the film.
She went on to state:
Madonna is a movie killer. She is 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 — BANG.
Yes, she actually said BANG.
Keep reading to watch the Madonna-related comments, which turned into an all-night fracas on my Facebook page, with some arguing Madonna's merits as an actress overall, some arguing her merits in Evita and some actually trying to say that Patti's comments weren't hostile (!) ...