The real question is: who would have the honor of playing the Queen of Pop? No one imagines being Madonna to be a simple task. Her rise to popularity in the 1980s was hard-won, and she proved that hard work, passion, and dedication were equal if not greater forces than singing and dancing ability.
Pros: It’s the hair! Garner’s gorgeous curls instantly raise her to Madge-like status. She also has the range: in addition to Anna Delvey, she portrayed Ruth Langmore in the dark Netflix series Ozark. Her star is rising and would be the ideal part to help her reach new heights.
Cons: According to reports, the role requires an all-rounder who can sing, dance, and act. Can she sing and dance? Due to the scarcity of video evidence, she may be in trouble.
Pros: Pugh proved she could pull off impersonations when she played real-life professional wrestler Paige in Fighting With My Family. Plus, she’s a chameleon, seamlessly sporting a pixie cut and the long blonde locks required to play Madonna. She’ll play the part so convincingly that you’ll forget it’s not the actual thing.
Cons: Although she loves to show off her crazy dancing on TikTok and Instagram, can Pugh pull off a hyper-choreographed Madonna dance? The verdict is in.
Pros: Demie is the person to call if you want to add some glamor to your party. She also has musical skills for the part, has released two songs on Spotify ahead of a rumored EP release, and has experience serving high drama courtesy of her role in the hit program Euphoria.
Cons: Demie doesn’t have as many TV or film appearances as other heavy hitters like Garner and Pugh, but that might be an advantage when playing a bona fide icon.