Pop superstar Madonna has signed up to play a prostitute in a new movie - and was so desperate for the role she waived all payment.

The MATERIAL GIRL has finally secured the chance to play cross-dresser CANDY DARLING, after chasing the part for years, writes British newspaper THE SUN.

Darling starred in a number of Andy Warhol films and provided Lou Reed with the inspiration to write Candy Says and WALK ON THE WILD SIDE.

An insider says, "Madonna has been desperate to make a film where she can earn respect for her acting abilities. She is still trying to shake off the bad publicity from the movie SWEPT AWAY. She sees this as her big chance.

"She has wanted to play this part for so long because she feels so strongly about the character.

"She said she would do anything for the part and has agreed to work for free."

18/02/2005 03:12