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Snail Mail's Lindsey Jordan auditioned to play Madonna in scrapped biopic

27 February 2023, 10:03 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Lindsey Jordan of Snail Mail has revealed that she auditioned to play Madonna in the biopic that recently got scrapped.

While speaking to Inked last week, Snail Mail's Lindsey Jordan spoke about the process of auditioning for the Madonna biopic, which was due to star Julia Garner (Ozark) before it was scrapped due to Madonna's world tour last month, and how she had to "come up with a dance routine based on one of her music videos."

While discussing her role in the upcoming A24 horror film I Saw the TV Glow, Jordan said, "The same week I got asked to audition to be Madonna in the bio flick. I mean, I didn’t get it, but it was still just weird. I was never asked to be in anything but that week things came rolling in."

Jordan also said of how bad she wanted the Madonna part, "Oh my God… I’m a huge Madonna fan. I had to come up with a dance routine based on one of her music videos - I had to look at what she was doing but not imitate it, but be inspired by it. She’s a dance legend. I watched a documentary. I was watching interviews with her. I was taking notes and I had to do three scenes. It was a good learning experience. I didn’t think I’d get the role, but if I didn’t work hard I’d feel bad for not giving it my all."

Earlier this month Snail Mail was joined by Waxahatchee, Mac DeMarco and Soccer Mommy during her five-night Valentine Fest at Baltimore's Ottobar.

Snail Mail is yet to follow up her second album Valentine, which arrived in November 2021.

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