Weird: The Al Yankovic Story: Evan Rachel Wood says Madonna will find her portrayal amusing

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Dare to be stupid! The biopic parody, Weird: The Al Yankovic Story, will be released in the coming weeks, and the response to the trailer has been positive as fans and general audiences took to the completely exaggerated look into the life of the musician comedian. Even with Weird Al being directly involved, the filmmakers have humorously stated that no research has gone into making the movie.

One of the biggest exaggerations in the trailer looks to be an extensive sordid affair Weird Al would have with Madonna. Weird Al would famously make a satire of her hit song, Like a Virgin, with his rendition, Like a Surgeon. ET Online reports that Evan Rachel Wood, who plays Madonna, would get a kick out of her humorous portrayal. Wood found this role to be a long-time dream for her, saying,

I have been dressing up like Madonna and singing her songs since I was a kid! I actually got caught skipping school once. I faked sick so I could stay home just so I could lip-sync to ‘Like a Prayer’ all day. Then my mom walked in when I was full, like, knee slide, I had the candle stick, you know, and she’s like tapping her foot. So yes, I’ve been preparing for this my whole life. l actually just found out that there’s one part of the film that’s true, which is Madonna reached out to Al to see if he would parody one of her songs. Which tells me that she’s a Weird Al fan, and she’s got a sense of humor. So I think she’ll probably find it amusing.”

Harry Potter’s Daniel Radcliffe will be playing the subject of the biopic and, even though his version of the artist is not very realistic, he still got to spend time and learn accordion from the man himself. “It was honestly one of the most fun jobs I’ve ever done. It’s so lovely to meet somebody that you look up to and you know as a hero to so many people, and to have them just be kind and fun and sweet. I can now go to my grave saying that I’ve had accordion lessons with Weird Al.”

Weird: The Al Yankovic Story, starring Daniel Radcliffe and Evan Rachel Wood, premieres on The Roku Channel on November 4.

Source: ET Online

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