Patti LuPone Says Madonna ‘Couldn’t Act Her Way Out of a Paper Bag’ (Video)

The Tony winner thinks the movie adaptation of “Evita” was “a piece of sh–“

Patti LuPone didn’t mince words on a recent appearance on “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen” when asked about Madonna.

A caller asked the Broadway legend on Tuesday night if her and Madonna had ever had a conversation about their two performances as Evita Perón in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical. LuPone starred in the original Broadway production of “Evita” in 1979 while Madonna played the title role in the 1996 film adaptation.

LuPone, who is a two-time Grammy Award winner and two-time Tony Award winner, just went for it when asked what she thought about Madonna‘s performance.

“I thought it was a piece of s–. Madonna is a movie killer,” LuPone told Cohen. “She’s dead behind the eyes. She couldn’t act her way out of a paper bag. She should not be on film or on stage. She’s a wonderful performer for what she does, but she is not an actress.”

Madonna won a Golden Globe for her performance in the movie. She’s also won nine Razzie Awards over the years from her performances in terrible films such as “Shanghai Surprise,” and the movie she made her with her then husband Guy Ritchie, “Swept Away.”

LuPone has only had one interaction with Madonna, she added. “The only thing that Madonna has ever said to me was ‘I’m taller than you.’ Ba-da-bing.”

Watch the clip above.