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Madonna is having an auspicious January. She won a Golden Globe for her song "Masterpiece," she's getting ready for her halftime show at the Super Bowl and she's enjoying the New York premiere of her directorial debut, W.E.
But the whirlwind of events has left the Material Girl exhausted.
"Anybody that knows me knows that when I'm tired, I cry," she explained to the audience at Monday night's W.E. premiere in New York. "If I cry, please, just don't hold it against me. I'm really not a sentimental kind of a person."
With those words, the 53-year-old singer-turned-director proceeded to do just as she warned, when she spoke to the audience about her mother.
"Finally, I would like to thank my mother," she said, then paused to hold back her tears. "Because, really, this story is the story of a female's, the journey of a female, soul. And my mother gave me life."
W.E., which just earned an Academy Award nomination for costume design, follows the parallel stories of two different couples in two different decades -- the tale of King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson and a modern-day romance between a married Englishwoman and a Russian security guard.
After recovering from her emotional response, Madonna continued to explain that she's tired from preparing for her upcoming Super Bowl performance.
"I'm really tired from working my a–– off for the Super Bowl," she said. "My life seems to be made up of 'I never imagined I'd be here' moments."