Madonna was offered a spot on the prestigious Cannes Film Festival jury, but turned it down because she would have missed two Kabbalah meetings back in London, reports ThisIsLondon.com.
Her religious obligations represented a no-Cannes-do scenario, as the singer would have had to make two trips from the South of France back to London during the festival panel’s busiest periods. Madonna has turned down other social engagements in the past because of conflict with her commitment to Kabbalah.
“We talked about her being on the jury, but her religion meant this could not happen. It is a regret because she has valuable knowledge,” said festival chief Thierry Fremaux. In addition to the appeal of Madonna’s obvious glamour, Fremaux said that “to have her on the jury would have been fascinating. She has so many thoughts on her mind.”