‘A League Of Their Own’ Director Penny Marshall Says Madonna Was ‘Too Cut’

Laverne & Shirley actress, director, and author of the new book My Mother Was Nuts Penny Marshall visited Chelsea Lately on September 26, 2012 and quickly discussed her iconic movie A League Of Their Own, specifically Madonna‘s arms.

“She was in great shape, she just came with a trainer, I said ‘you’ve gotta stop, your arms shouldn’t be this cut in 1943. They didn’t work out that much, they were in the kitchen,” she told Chelsea Handler in her signature glasses.

On the friendship between Rosie O’Donnell and Madonna (who played the swing dancing Mae Mordabito and wrote the movie’s theme song “This Used to Be My Playground” in 1992), Marshall said:

“I made them best friends, Ro and Mo, cause it’s too long to say their names. I said you keep food out of Rosie’s mouth and Rose you teach her how to play ball.”

On top of the juicy Madonna tidbit, Penny also mentioned that she’d done every drug in the book except meth and crack AND that she was once robbed by men dressed as ninjas…

She even handed the phone to the crooks when the police called after alarm at the front gate was tripped. “The cops called…I was so frustrated with them, I just said ‘here it’s for you.'”

Penny Marshall directing Madonna (Mae) and Rosie O’Donnell (Doris) on the set

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