The 52-year-old singer always likes to be in control and thinks it is important to consider every aspect of a project, no matter how small.
Speaking about her new movie `W.E.`, which she directed, produced and wrote, she said: "I wouldn`t go so far as to say I`m a control freak, but I am a detail freak. I chose the costumes, the locations, the lamps, the tables, the carpets, the drapes - everything.
"I also liked to put the finishing touches on the actors before they did their scene s- you know, with their hair or clothes.
"Putting on a bracelet or something on to Andrea [Riseborough]`s wrist gave me an emotional connection before directing her. Some of the jewellery we used was actually Wallis Simpson`s."
Madonna - who has been married twice before and is currently dating dancer Brahim Zaibat - believes she is in control of her own "destiny", a message she reflects in the movie.
She explained: "It`s about what Wallis says in the movie - `Get a life`. Happiness lies in our own hands and we are in charge of our own destiny."