How cute is Lourdes Leon? She’s getting tall too – she’ll probably end up close to her dad’s height. She’s got Carlos’s coloring, but that face is all Madonna. The paparazzi snapped a bunch of pictures of Lourdes out with her dad and his girlfriend out and about on the Upper East Side on Saturday. At one point, Lola sticks her tongue out playfully at the paps and you can see Carlos laughing. Aw, they seem really close, don’t they? He seems like a good dad too – I’m Team Carlos all the way. I love that man.
Lourdes seems to be inspired by 1980s, doesn’t she? That’s my only explanation for this cute, weird outfit. The haircut is killer, though. She’s the right age and she’s got the right kind of face to pull off the bangs and the fringe. Madonna sat down with Popeater recently to talk about her greatest hits album and she ended up fielding a bunch of questions about Lourdes. They start out by talking about Lola’s little guest appearance in Madge’s “Celebration” video:
Popeater: The “Celebration” video features your daughter, Lourdes. How did that happen?
Madonna: She hangs out with the dancers a lot. She’s a dancer, herself. The video is about the celebration of music and dance. There’s an improvisational moment when we’re all in a circle and each dancer does their specialty or a special move that they do well. She wanted to do hers, so she did.
P: Were you comfortable with her doing the video?
M: Yeah. She really wanted to do it. It’s just a little moment.
P: Are you getting an inkling that she wants to follow in your footsteps?
M: No. I don’t think she wants to be a singer. I think she wants to be an actress.
P: How do you feel about that?
M: I’m fine with it, as long as she finishes school, and takes it seriously. She also plays piano, and she’s really into clothes and fashion and style. She can go in any direction. She’s got a lot of diverse interests right now. We’ll see. I’m not pushing anything. We’ll see what she wants to do.
P: She always seems so poised.
M: Yeah. She’s grown up in the limelight, for sure. She’s been protected, but she’s been chased by the paparazzi since she was a tiny baby.
P: How is she dealing with being the big sister? Is she protective?
M: She’s super-sister. She’s amazing with the little ones. She has the typical relationship with her brother, Rocco. They’re like “I love you”/”I hate you” every five minutes. But with the two little ones, she’s great. She’s amazing. Very protective.
Well, I hope Lourdes fulfills her dream of becoming an actress – she’s got to be better than her mother, in any case. I could totally see it too! Imagine this: “Oscar-nominated actress Lourdes Leon” or “Starring Lourdes Leon”. If Lola really wants to be an actress, hopefully she’ll study it formally, maybe go to Julliard or enroll in a real acting program.