She seductively tugs at her underwear, kisses a crucifix – she just can’t resist, can she? – and puts on an eye-patch in her latest spread for Interview magazine.
But she has been looking more youthful than ever of late, notwithstanding a few unfortunate pictures of her arms. But in these shots, the good lighting ensures her arms appear less sinewy than usual.
Now she can add to her repertoire these impressive new photographs, which were shot by Mert Atlas and Marcus Piggot for a spread in the June edition of Interview magazine.
In the interview Madonna speaks to American film director Gus Van Sant and reveals she is now heavily focused on her film career and doesn’t have the energy to sing any more.
She told Gus, the man behind films including Milk and Good Will Hunting, that her new movie W.E. – about the British Royal family – had taken over her life.
The 51-year-old, who has starred in film including Evita, has spent the past two-and-a-half years writing the film.
It tells the tale Britain’s King Edward VIII, who abdicated the throne to marry U.S. divorcee Wallis Simpson.
But the she admitted that the task has left her little room to contemplate making another album.
The last studio album she released was Hard Candy in April 2008 with Warner Bros. Records.
It was her eleventh and final studio album with the record company before a greatest hits album Celebration, which was released last September, marking the end of a 25-year recording history.
Talking to Interview magazine, she told film director Gus: ‘I’ve been writing it for the last two and a half years, to tell you the truth. It’s been kind of an obsession of mine.’
‘I don’t know how I’m going to get my music out the next time I make a record.
‘I haven’t really been focused as much as I should be on the music part of my career, because this movie has consumed every inch of me.
‘Between that and my children, I don’t have the time or energy for anything else.’
She also admitted that she ‘cried and cried’ when she watched her ex-husband Sean Penn portray a homosexual politician in the 2008 film Milk, which Gus Van Sant directed.
Mother-of-four Madonna said: ‘Milk was such a brilliant film. I cried and cried. I loved it. He (Penn) is amazing… I could see why he would be attracted to the role and be able to say yes in two seconds. Watching Milk was such a trip down memory lane for me.’
Penn won the Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of Harvey Milk in the movie.