Since well before their famed Scottish fantasy wedding, Madonna
has played the supportive helpmate to Snatch
director Guy Ritchie
. Ever brazen, she allowed herself to be photographed wearing a sexy, black Dolce & Gabbana T-shirt emblazoned with his film's suggestive title. The Material Bride also contributed one of her pop standards, "Lucky Star," to the Snatch
soundtrack. "I thought I was going to get given a deal [on the song]," Ritchie jokes to TV Guide Online. "I got no deal."
But seriously folks, Madonna's hubby with whom she shares an infant son, Rocco has little to kvetch about. "It can be a pain," Ritchie says of the media spotlight on his marriage. "There's very little true stuff I've read about myself. Some of it's funny, some of it's not. But we couldn't be happier. We're having a magnificent time, we had a magnificent wedding and we're all very happy."
Madonna is hardly the only big name celebrity with a hand in Snatch, which co-stars Brad Pitt and Traffic star Benicio Del Toro. In fact, Hollywood's A-list first began buzzing around Ritchie after his 1998 indie, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.
"It all happened [at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills] actually," the director recalls. "I was upstairs in my room watching Meet Joe Black. The phone rang and they said, 'Brad Pitt wants to meet you.' I thought it was one of my mates just winding me up. But I went downstairs and had a chat with him. He said, 'Listen, I loved Lock, Stock and whatever you're making next time, stick us in it.' I said, 'Well, Brad, play your cards right…'"
Next thing he knew, Ritchie was helming yet another dark comedy about Cockney gangsters cracking wise and taking lives in London's dodgy East End. Asked if fatherhood will inspire him to soften the violence in his films, he scoffs. "I think as I get more and more drawn into a child's world, I'll get more interested in making a child's movie," Ritchie says. "But considering [Rocco's] just at the stage where he can't tell the difference between me and the dog, it's not really worth me thinking about."