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Danny Aiello Never Wanted To Work With Madonna

US actor Danny Aiello has talked to FRESH-FM 102.7 about his career and his part in Madonna‘s music video for 'Papa Don’t Preach', Aiello played the role of Madonna’s father in the video clip, something he was reluctant to do:

'My daughter talked me into that, I didn’t want to do it because, ya know, I don’t do videos,' says Aiello, whose daughter was a huge fan. He didn’t accept the $450 for the shoot in exchange for his daughter to be allowed on set to take pictures.
'She hasn’t changed much, except I think she was a better singer when she was sorta brand new.'
'She was very nice to me, I suppose it was a father/daughter relationship.'

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I agree with him, she was a better singer by then. Using her own deep voice, I am not satisfied with the "Alvin and the Chipmunks voice" neither with the electronics arrangements. She is a woman, not a teenager. I love her natural voice, like the one she uses for Rescue Me, Live to Tell, Papa Don'Preach, and others.


One of M's all-time great songs and videos. The opening of that song, like "Hung Up", just grabs me and won't let go until the very last note!


I love that song and video and Danny was great as the father.

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