Pop star Madonna says she wrote romantic drama W.E because she was facing a lonely phase.
W.E focuses on the affair between King Edward VIII and American divorcee Wallis Simpson, and a contemporary romance between a married woman and a Russian security guard.
"When I moved to England after I got married, I really didn't have any friends. I didn't know anybody. I found myself in a strange world and I decided that I was going to find out about the history and culture. So I started studying English history and reading about the monarchy," mirror.co uk quoted the 53-year-old as saying.
"When I got to Edward VIII, I was transfixed by the idea that a man would give up such a powerful position for love. I started reading books about Wallis Simpson, and I found a lot of them to be really negative and one-dimensional," she added.