She made a name for herself as the Material Girl, oozing sex appeal and an almost other worldly glamour.
But Madonna donned an unlikely persona to talk politics for a cameo appearance on Saturday Night Live.
The 55-year-old slipped into a pinstripe suit as she fixed a pair of intense spectacles onto her visage to chat with Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon on the late night sketch comedy show.
Wearing her blonde locks pinned into a new wave pompadour, the transformed star looked every bit the part of a seasoned intellectual.
Sitting for a roundtable discussion for the The Barry Gibb Talk show segment, the star assumed a confident and earnest demeanour.
It started cordially when Bee Gees legend Barry, played by Fallon, asked her: ‘You’ve travelled all over the world, you’re an observer of human nature – Republican or Democrat – why can’t people get along?’
She replied: ‘In my experience politicians… it doesn’t matter which country you come from, as long as they don’t put their personal ideology above doing the right thing, there will be unity. It’s simple.’
But after impressing him she infuriated him by interrupting him moments later.
The angry host said: ‘You already answered the question woman. You think you can come on my show and say anything you want to me?’
And after a bit of verbal tennis he ultimately conceded: ‘She’s tamed me like a wild horse.’
The show then closed with a singsong featuring the real Barry, who showed the pair how it should be done with his trademark falsetto.
But there was still time for Justin to entertain the crowd with a couple of tunes of his own.
Meanwhile, Madonna is said to study regularly with her own personal Kabbalah Centre rabbi.
And in keeping with her studies, the star no longer gives concerts on Friday night as it is the onset of Shabbat, and wears the red string around her left wrist for protection and to ward off the ‘Evil Eye’.
She became attracted to mystical offshoot of Judaism in the 1990s, and it has been claimed it was a way for her to deal with her worldwide fame.
Source : DailyMail