Madonna on Her Epic Oscar Parties, Plus: Her Secret to Success
In an exclusive interview, “Extra” Mario Lopez spoke to singer Madonna at the fashion-forward Barneys New York department store in Beverly Hills as she promoted the newest product in her very own skin care line!
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Madonna was back at work after a celebratory weekend. Of her wildly popular Oscars party, she said, “I had so much fun. I always tell everyone the Oscar party is work, but we have to have fun while we work. I have to create a magical environment for people to come into.”
Madonna has managed to kept herself current over several decades, but what's her secret? She revealed, “I think it's a combination of things. I continue to be an incredibly curious person. Curiosity and being hungry for knowledge and trying new things. Taking risks is important. I've never been comfortable, and people have always given me a little bit of a hard time for my entire career, and in a way, that's a good thing.”
During her illustrious career, Madonna has fought to be heard. Praising the #TIMESUP and #MeToo movements, she emphasized, “I feel like I've been fighting for what they've been fighting for — I've been doing that my entire career. I feel like all the hard times that I've received have been because I'm a female. I'm glad and happy to finally have some solidarity.”
As for why she's now living in Lisbon, Portugal, Madonna explained, “Soccer. My son wants to be a soccer player. Of all the choices we had for soccer academies, I liked this one best. I'm a soccer mom, number one!”
As Madonna showed off MDNA Skin, she pointed out, “This is not a women's skin care line, it's for everybody."
A portion of the sales from the line's The Reinvention Cream will be going to Madonna's nonprofit organization, Raising Malawi, which provides Malawian children with one full year of schooling. She tried out the product on Mario, pointing out, "You better use it, because dry-ass skin is not good!”
MDNA Skin can be found exclusively at Barney's New York.