Actor Rupert Everett Says Madonna Is the Anti-Christ?

Madonna performs "Nothing Compares 2 U" during her tribute to Prince at the 2016 Billboard Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., May 22, 2016. |

Madonna is the anti-Christ. At least that's what British actor Rupert Everett says.

In an interview with the Sunday Times newspaper, the 57-year-old actor who's best known by some for his roles in films like "My Best Friend's Wedding" for which he received a Golden Globe nomination, was sharing his opinions about Caitlyn Jenner, whom he called a "cross dressing man" before ranting about the pop singer.

Everett, according to the Mirror, said after he became friends with Madonna, he soon realized that she represented everything this opposed to Jesus Christ. "Being brought up a Catholic, and in a monastery, I used to have visions of Our Lady as a child. I thought: I'm meant to kill Madonna because she was the anti-Christ."

Madonna was also raised Catholic before being excommunicated from the church 10 years ago by Pope Francis' predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, for blasphemy in her performances.

Catholics worldwide were outraged after seeing video from Madonna's 2006 "Confessions Tour" performance in Rome in which she rose from a glittery cross with a crown of thorns atop her head. With the approval of Pope Benedict XVI, Cardinal Ersilio Tonino called for the singer's excommunication from the Church.

"This time the limits have really been pushed too far. This concert is a blasphemous challenge to the faith and a profanation of the cross," a statement from the cardinal reads. "She should be excommunicated."

The famed Grammy Award-winning singer said last year, however, that she still feels a connection to the Catholic Church despite her tumultuous relationship with it.

"I have a long relationship with the Pope, with the Vatican, with the Catholic Church, with my excommunication," Madonna said in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine last October. "Anyway, you know, I was raised a Catholic, and no matter what spiritual path I might go down, I always feel some kind of inexplicable connection with Catholicism. It kind of shows up in all of my work, as you may have noticed.

"It's good to look out into the big, wide world and see that we have changed, and at the end of the day the message of Jesus is to love your neighbor as yourself, and so that means not judging," she continued. "And to do that, you have to be more open-minded and accepting of people who have lifestyles that you perceive as unconventional.

"So I think it's good, yeah. And I also believe that he's the kind of Pope you could sit down and have a cup of tea with, and/or that you could make a joke about something and he would laugh about it."

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