This is where she longs to be: Madonna announced Saturday on Instagram that she has relocated to Lisbon to focus on upcoming projects.
“The energy of Portugal is so inspiring,” wrote the 59-year-old pop icon. “I feel very creative and alive here and I look forward to working on my film LOVED and making New Music!!!”
“This will be the next Chapter in My Book!” she continued. “It’s time to conquer the world from a different vantage point!!”
“I used to be a basket case but now I Live in Lisbon!” she wrote in a second post that showed off her new kitchen.
Madonna spoke about Loved, her directorial follow-up to 2011’s W.E., earlier this year in an interview with Harper’s Bazaar.
Loved is an adaptation of The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells, out author Andrew Sean Greer’s 2013 novel about a time-traveling woman and her gay twin brother. Madonna also co-wrote the screenplay.
“It touches on a lot of really important topics I’ve always been invested in or championed—fighting for women’s rights, gay rights, civil rights, always fighting for the underdog,” she explained.
“Why does this book appeal to me? Why did I want to adapt it into a screenplay? Because it touches me on so many levels and it deals with so many important topics. Right now, more than ever, it’s an extremely timely story to tell.”