Christopher: Do you eat what you shoot?
Christopher: Is it true that you shoot it and then you hang it up and let it rot for a while. I guess you don’t call it rotting.
Madonna: You say, is it, how “high” is it? I think it’s how “high” is it. I can’t remember what the phrase is. But you let it age for a bit so that the meat gets very rich. You can never eat it the day you shoot it, you’ve got to hang it for a couple days. That goes for deer, duck, pheasant, pigeon, which is all shot and eaten on our property.
Christopher: So do you consider yourself an Englishwoman on some level?
Madonna: An Englishwoman?
Christopher: An Englishman?
Madonna: [laughs] I consider myself an English chap. I’m a lad. No, I don’t know. I feel like I am a bit of an Anglophile, because Guy is, and that’s what happens when you fall in love with somebody, you kind of, well, at least for me – what they love to do you want to experience too. So you start doing it as well. I’m not going to take up Ju-Jitsu, I assure you. But I never would have imagined I would have lived in the countryside in England or been shooting pheasant, or…
Christopher: I would have never imagined it myself. Seeing you drink a beer was shocking to me.
Madonna: Please, yeah. I like bitter, not beer, which is room temperature.
Christopher: Something yellow in a glass with a bit of foam on the top is a bit of a shock to me. Seeing you drink it the first time.
Madonna: It is a shock to me too, but I just figure, you know what? It’s all about adventure and taking chances and doing things different and you know, I even went on a vacation with him. Remember we went to Greece?
Christopher: Oh yeah.
Madonna: Took a boat around Greece, jumped in the Mediterranean, I was seven months pregnant, went swimming in icy cold water, ate sea urchin raw out of the shell, had fish brains. Please…
Madonna: Why? Because I have a very bossy husband who goes, “Be adventurous. Come on, just try it.”
Christopher: My God.
Madonna: I’m like, “Okay, okay.” You don’t understand. There’s a lot of pressure to be adventurous in this house.
Christopher: Fish brains.
Madonna: Yeah. Anyway, plus I was pregnant so everywhere I went all the fishermen and people in the villages were always shoving things down my throat, saying it was good for the baby. Half the time I didn’t know what I was eating – it was all weird and mushy and warm and gunky.
Christopher: Any vacation this summer?
Madonna: No vacation, but I can assure you coming to L.A. from London is a vacation. There’s a pool and there’s sun.
Christopher: That’s true. But you’re here mainly to promote the movie.
Madonna: Promote the movie, shoot the video, pay attention to my record company.