Madonna has revealed all about turning to ex-husbands Sean Penn and Guy Ritchie for their advice on her forthcoming film, WE.
The pop superstar, who wrote and directed the historical biopic about the love affair between Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson, admitted she often asked the Sherlock Holmes director and Sean - who has directed four films - for their help on her second directorial effort.
"I talked to Sean about making the film, and he's always been supportive of me. I gave the screenplay to Guy and shared the concepts and the stories and the ideas with him because he was interested in it from a historical point of view," the 53-year-old told the Daily Telegraph.
"They never really gave me specific advice about telling the story, but Guy would give me technical advice about cameras or using digital versus film or one cinematographer being better than another - just technical things."
Madonna - who made her directorial debut with 2008's Filth And Wisdom - confessed she feels the urge to live up to expectations.
"I'm not sure what expectations people have of me as a director, but I think they are more critical of me because I've been successful in other areas of my life, and I feel the pressure," she added.
Yet the Papa Don't Preach singer is already considering directing another movie.
"I'm thinking about possible subjects, but I am a hopeless romantic, so I'm sure that romance and love will be part of the story," she said.