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Lourdes' role in WE is revealed

Published 09/03/2011 | 11:12

Lourdes Leon is starring in her mum Madonna's new film
Lourdes Leon is starring in her mum Madonna's new film

Madonna's daughter Lourdes' highly anticipated role in WE has been revealed.

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The 14-year-old sent speculation into overdrive after being spotted in a schoolgirl's uniform on the set of her mother's second directorial effort, but her part has remained shrouded in secrecy - until now.

Lead actress Abbie Cornish, who plays New York socialite Wally Winthrop, said Lourdes plays her younger on-screen self in the romantic drama.

"She actually plays a younger version of my character. She's a super-cute, younger version of my character," she told MTV.

Abbie explained that because they portray the same person, they never got to share actual screen time.

The film, directed and co-written by Madonna, focuses on the affair between King Edward VIII (James D'Arcy) and American divorcee Wallis Simpson (Andrea Riseborough), plus a contemporary romance between Abbie's character Wally and a Russian security guard (Oscar Isaac).

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