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Madonna cuts own daughter from film

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Madonna and daughter Lourdes Leon in 2011.

Actors find their scenes left on the cutting room floor all the time. But Lourdes Leon, Madonna's 15-year-old daughter, can't go home and cry to mom about being chopped out of a film -- it was mom who did the chopping.

Madonna's film "W.E." traces the romance of Wallis Simpson and English King Edward VIII, as idealized by a modern New York woman, Wally Winthrop. Lourdes had been cast as a teen Winthrop in one scene.

 "I just kind of dragged her in at the last minute. It was quite unfair of me what I did and what I asked her to do," Madonna told MTV.

But when it comes to cutting scenes, directors must be ruthless. "She was really great and then I ended up cutting her out of the film. Ruthless, I know," Madonna told the site. "I said, 'Sorry babe, you're on the cutting room floor.' She took it like a champ."

Hey, maybe she'll make the deleted scenes portion of the DVD.

Madonna directed, produced and co-wrote "W.E.," and her song, "Masterpiece," appears in the closing credits. While she won a Golden Globe for the song (much to Elton John and husband's dismay), it is ineligible for an Oscar because it's the second, not first, song in the closing credits.

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