At the Tribeca Grand premiere for Guy Ritchie’s shoot ’em up Revolver, Madonna wouldn’t stop talking to him and her manager, Guy Oseary. Two girls spent two hours-plus standing in the aisle next to them, acting sometimes as coatracks, sometimes as cocktail waitresses.
At the after-party atop the Gramercy Park Hotel, Ritchie and Madonna stayed until the bitter end, downing green martinis and sequestering themselves in a corner with Donna Karan, Steven Klein, and Sarah Jessica Parker. But earlier, they spoke with a group of reporters, while bantering and correcting each other the entire time, and coming across as a more or less normal couple.
NEW YORK: You had to reedit the entire movie. Do you think you got a bad rap from critics the first time around?
RITCHIE: 'Do I think? I know!' [Laughs]
Why do you think that is?
RITCHIE: 'Well, I don’t think they liked it.'
MADONNA: 'No, I don’t think they bothered to really watch it. I think they were criticizing Guy, not the movie.'
So, Guy, have you heard Madonna’s new CD?
RITCHIE: 'I have. I have heard her CD. I think it’s her best CD, and I’m not just saying that. [Pause.] Well, I am just saying it, but I also mean it.'
You’re more of a hip-hop guy?
RITCHIE: 'No is the answer to that.'
MADONNA: 'He’s an Irish-folk-song guy.'
RITCHIE: 'I like republican, political?....'
MADONNA: [Interrupts.] 'No, not republican, baby. That’s different here.'
Yes, that’s different in the U.S.
RITCHIE: 'Oh, okay. We don’t like Republicans, then.'
How long have you been doing jujitsu?
RITCHIE: 'About ten years.'
What color belt do you have?
RITCHIE: 'No, I’m not going to tell you, ’cause it’s embarrassing what belt I’ve got.'
MADONNA: 'It’s the lowest one.'
RITCHIE: 'No, it’s not. It’s somewhere in the middle.'
INSTYLE REPORTER cuts in: What have you learned about fashion from Madonna?
RITCHIE: 'Not to wear the same dresses as her.'
From New York Magazine By Bennett Marcus and Amy Odell