Madonna as Norma Desmond?

By Advocate.com Editors

Originally published on Advocate.com April 08 2011 9:35 AM ET

Andrew Lloyd Webber thinks Madonna would make the perfect Norma Desmond in a film version of his musical Sunset Boulevard, but he says she won't even talk with him on the phone about the movie.

"She's the right age," Webber said on Piers Morgan Live! earlier this week. "I've not got through to her. She hasn't taken my call this time."

In an article for The Village Voice, Michael Musto says he suspects it's the age thing that has Madonna running scared. "Performers — especially women — tend to shy away from roles in which they play characters advancing towards the afterlife."

Musto's column comes on the heels of his April Fool's joke in which he said Madonna was being awarded a special Oscar for acting. Madonna won a Golden Globe for starring in the movie musical Evita.