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Madonna on Simpson and sound bites

2 September 2011 Last updated at 21:05 BST

Madonna has said that she wanted to reveal the human and vulnerable side of Wallis Simpson in her new film.

W.E. looks at the life of the woman that King Edward VIII fell in love in the 1930s. He abdicated the throne so he could marry the divorcee.

The music icon was speaking exclusively to the BBC's Will Gompertz in Venice, where the film had its premiere on Friday.