Ahead of the film’s 4 November release, Wood spoke to Entertainment Weekly about her parodied version of the “Like a Virgin” singer.
“She’s very conniving and completely just using Weird Al, and everything she does is a pathological lie to get ahead in her career,” Wood explained.
“So it was basically taking the genius that is Madonna and turning her into a sociopath that ends up running a drug cartel.”
“It has to be a little bit ridiculous. She has to slowly start flying off the tracks in the end.”
She also recalled: “Eric [Appel] directed me in one scene to be Madonna on a lot of cocaine” and added that she really “had to commit” to her transformation.
During a June appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Wood revealed that Madonna hadn’t been consulted about the film, joking that she was “a little scared” about how the Queen of Pop might react.
Weird: The Al Yankovic Story is scheduled to premiere on The Roku Channel on 4 November.