In 2010, at age thirteen, Madden became the first teenager in Australia to deliver an address to the nation, when she delivered a two-minute speech on the future of Indigenous Australians. It was broadcast to 6 million viewers on every free-to-air television network in Australia. Madden said she grew up in a very political family; she is the great-granddaughter of Arrernte elder Hetty Perkins, the granddaughter of activist and soccer player Charles Perkins, and the daughter of art curator and writer Hetti Perkins. Her aunt is director Rachel Perkins.
- Inside the Wheel of Time
- Episode 6 - Special guest
She's very determined and ambitious, and she's a very keen learner, and that's something I really resonate with -- Egwene -- and I really think that's why a lot of people are so drawn to her, because she's, you know, really looking towards the future, and a really admirable quality about her is that she's got this incredible sense of duty, to herself but also to society, and so I think that's kind of a constant battle for her. Like, do I stay back in the Two Rivers and kind of live out the life that would work for everyone and make everyone happy, or do I go on to the world outside and give what I can give to people all around the world. So she's really -- you can tell she's got something in her, you can tell she knows that she's destined for great things, and that's something that's really exciting about playing Egwene, that you can kind of feel this electric energy inside of you that excites you for her journey and what she's gonna do.Madeleine Madden, IGN, October 29, 2021
London 2021 premiere
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- Twitter: “It was about a woman who would not bend her back while she was beaten, and who shown with a light for all who watched.” @TigerMadden as Egwene Al’Vere #WoTWednesday #TwitterOfTime August 14, 2019.
- Decider. ‘The Wheel of Time’ Star Madeleine Madden on Facing Down Whitecloaks, Harnessing the One Power, and Planting Easter Eggs for Fans. December 3, 2021.