In a twist that could only come out of Hollywood, Guy Ritchie and his former spouse -- a little someone named Madonna -- have new films arriving within weeks of each other. In limited release now is 'W.E.,' Madonna's time-spanning romance about King Edward VIII and his lover, Wallis Simpson (the film arrives in a more expanded capacity in 2012); out Friday is Ritchie's sequel to the mega-blockbuster, 'Sherlock Holmes.' So, apples to oranges. But! A chance to ask Ritchie about his feelings on Madonna, the filmmaker -- something he was happy to answer for Movieline.
"I don't know, she's always been interested in film," Ritchie told Jen Yamato at Movieline. "Actually, I sort of encouraged her to be interested in film and she used quite a lot of my crew on her film. I haven't seen her film and I haven't read her script so it's hard for me to comment, but I wish her the best with it."
As for his comments earlier this year that his marriage to Madonna was like a "soap opera," Ritchie said that most relationships are to an extent. "I think most people's marriages are like soap operas so I don't know if I'm unique in that sense, to a degree, but I suppose it was exceptionally operatic. [Smiles] But then as I say I suppose everyone's is at some point or another."
Check out the full interview with Ritchie over at Movieline. 'Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows' arrives in theaters on Friday.