Patti LuPone Slams Madonna's Acting In Evita

Madonna may have just received her worst movie review to date.

During the May 9, 2017 episode of Watch What Happens Live, Broadway legend Patti LuPone ripped the "Material Girl" singer a new one over her performance in the movie musical adaptation of Evita.

"I was on the treadmill ... [back] when MTV used to have videos, and I saw ... I believe it was [the song] 'Buenos Aires,' and I thought it was a piece of s***," LuPone, who originated the title role on Broadway in 1979 and received her first of two Tony Awards for her performance, told host Andy Cohen.

"Madonna is a movie killer," she continued. "She's dead behind the eyes; she cannot act her way out of a paper bag; she should not be in film or on stage. She's a wonderful performer for what she does, but she is not an actor."

Meanwhile, LuPone, who is currently nominated for a Tony for her performance in War Paint, also had some not-exactly-kind words for the Oscar-winning movie adaptation of Les Miserables, admitting the bits and pieces she saw of it weren't exactly, you know, great.

"I wondered why the hell they were doing close-ups of these people so you were seeing the snot, you were seeing down their throat. You were not seeing the scene that perpetuated this emotion in this song," LuPone, who played Fantine in the show's original London production, said. "And I don't know why people assume they can do musicals or make movie musicals without ever having ever been involved in the process of making a musical. That's the thing I don't understand."

Despite her takedown of Evita and Les Miserables, LuPone did not dismiss movie or TV musical adaptations altogether. In fact, she had nothing but glowing things to say about Rebecca Bloom and her critically acclaimed musical comedy series Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (2015-).

"I think the only person that knows how to do movie musicals or musicals on camera is Rachel Bloom in Crazy Ex-Girlfriend," LuPone said. "She is the only one that understands how to go from dialogue to song so that it makes sense. Her camera department knows how to shoot these rather large production numbers."