Madonna hated the process of filming, fell ill and refused to do a modest stunt which involved falling into water. When Madonna was with Penn, she always had her guard up. At the time, they had been having a heart-to-heart talk about reconciling.Penn, a method actor who had learned Mandarin to prepare himself for the role, was not impressed. She told back-up singer Erica Bell: 'It's just too exhausting with Sean. Madonna did not make an official complaint because Penn was about to serve a short jail term for attacking a film extra.The pair fought openly throughout over how the movie should be made - both with each other and the director. The publicist quit after two days, saying: 'Penn is an arrogant little creep, and his wife goes along with him.' Former Beatle George Harrison, whose company was producing the movie, reportedly had to fly out to Hong Kong to tell them to grow up and start behaving.Penn would tell Madonna that she knew nothing about films and should stick to singing. Though Penn would have many tantrums over the media attention they attracted, the real meat of his rages seemed to centre on who was in control in the relationship. In an interview given a decade later, he admitted about his marriage: 'I was not of sober mind during most of it.' Camille Barbone observed: 'Sean drinks from morning till night.' In June 1987, Madonna went to the Cedars Sinai hospital for an X-ray after Penn apparently hit her across the head with a baseball bat.Penn insisted on privacy and became so enraged by the media helicopters hovering during their vows that once the five-minute ceremony was over, he returned to the house, came out with a gun and started shooting.It was the first of many tantrums over media attention. 'Leave them.' Guests, who included Andy Warhol and Cher, looked on amazed.Sean Penn happened to be on the movie lot when Madonna was filming her Material Girl video, and was intrigued by the singer.
But Penn is not much of one for doing the right thing socially. Chemistry: Madonna and Penn met at the Oscars And all these years later, the couple have an equally intriguing relationship as the best of enemies.R&B singer who charted singles with "Fakin' It" and "Can't Do This." She released her debut album in 2013 called Rebellious Soul. She attended Florida A&M University on a music scholarship. Their violent arguments were exhausting for everyone, but Madonna hesitated to admit that the marriage had failed.
Though she saw lawyers about getting a divorce, she hung on for a full year to see if it could be saved. In the late afternoon of December 28, 1989, Penn scaled the wall surrounding the Malibu house and found Madonna alone in the master bedroom.
Sean told her she could not go - and she stormed out.