MAX SKATES INTO MADONNA VIDEO

AN IN-LINE skater has been hand-picked to star in pop star Madonna's new music video.

Max Freeman, has already been filmed to accompany Sorry, the second single from her album, Confessions On A Dance Floor.

Former Ratton and Sussex Downs College student Max went to London to take part in the shoot.

It is the first time he's been involved in a music video, but he's hoping it won't be the last.

'I had an audition before Christmas and got a call back last week telling me that I needed to be in London the following day,' he said.

'I was very excited as it was my first appearance in a pop video and I'd not done anything like it before.

'I've been skating since I was 14 years old after becoming interested in it from going to the Skate on the seafront.

'Although I was skating before the event, it gave me new ideas about tricks and it continued from there.

'I've been lucky enough to take part in competitions around Europe and really enjoy it, but it's for pleasure and not to make money.'

The shooting of the video took place over two gruelling days of filming.

The first shoot started at 11am and finished at 1am, with the second starting at 8am and finishing at 1am.

The 20-year-old, of Shalfleet Close, also managed to speak to the normally very private superstar.

'Madonna was nice and we spoke for a bit,' he said. 'She was only on set for a fraction of the hours the rest of us were there for.

'They shot the bits she needed to be in and then she went home.

'The hours were long and it was hard work, but very enjoyable.'

Max hasn't yet seen the final version of the video and will be waiting like the rest of the pop star's fans for its release.

But he gave no secrets away about the theme.

He added, 'I know the lyrics off by heart now. I would love to do another video, but I'll have to wait and see what happens in the future.'