Date: 19th August 2002
In Madonna's latest project Swept Away (2002), directed by husband Guy Ritchie, she is required to play a stuck up, arrogant business woman. When the tables are turned however she is left stranded on an island with sailor, Adriano Giannini. It is when faced with this situation that Adriano role was to slap her around and make her bark like a dog.
This didn't come naturally to Adriano as he told the Sunday Express, "It didn't come easy for me to slap a woman, especially someone I had grown up listening to. When I first slapped her, she thought it wasn't violent enough and told me to hit her harder. On another occasion, I was asked to humiliate her by making her bark like a dog. It got a bit masochistic but she's good. She's very professional.
He added, "She's as tough as a lizard and should be made into a belt, bag and boots."
Source: Press Release