Evan Rachel Wood Discusses The ‘Fun’ Way She Prepared To Play Madonna In Daniel Radcliffe’s Weird Al Yankovic Biopic

ytsfreeSeptember 14, 2022

As soon as it was announced that Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe was set to play pop icon Weird Al Yankovic, it was a given he’d be the center of attention for this movie. However, he’ll be sharing the spotlight with another phenomenal entertainer: Evan Rachel Wood, who will give her spot-on performance as Madonna. The Westwood actress discussed the fun way she prepared for Madonna in Weird: The Al Yankovic Story.

You may remember the Madonna-parodied song “Like a Surgeon,” which was featured in How I Met Your Mother, one of Weird Al Yankovic’s TV appearances. You’ll get to hear it again in Weird: The Al Yankovic Story, and Evan Rachel Wood explained to People at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival the “fun” way she got to prepare for her amusing role.

And I spent a few weeks before shooting just binge-ing Madonna interviews from the early ’80s and her music videos and things. It was fun. It’s always fun to get to go back and revisit and be like, ‘Oh, right — she’s a genius.’ There’s a reason why she’s Madonna.


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