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‘W.E.’ reviews should focus on movie: Madonna

Madonna says she has no problem with critics panning her new film, “W.E.” — as long as the scribes are judging the movie on its own merits.

The pop star-turned-director was speaking at the Toronto International Film Festival on Monday, flanked by stars Andrea Riseborough and Abbie Cornish.

Madonna said that some reviews have focused on her and her personal life, rather than on the film itself.

The movie jumps back and forth in time and focuses in part on Wallis Simpson, the American socialite whose romance with Edward VIII ultimately led to his abdication of the throne.

Madonna said she did extensive research on Simpson and wanted to show that much of what is believed about the infamous divorcee is false.