Carla Bruni to Star in Woody Allen Flick
French first lady returns director's fawning with a 'yes'
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 24, 2009 1:30 PM CST
French President Nicolas Sarkozy, right, and his wife Carla Bruni-Sarkozy.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – French first lady Carla Bruni doesn’t have any delusions about her acting ability—“Perhaps I’ll be completely hopeless”—but when Woody Allen comes a-knocking, you don’t say no. The director has asked the former model to appear in an upcoming movie after meeting her earlier this year. “I don't know what the role would be, but I said yes,” she tells the AFP. “I go into everything blindly, or I'd never do anything at all.” Besides, "when I'm a grandmother I'd like to be able to say I made a film with Woody Allen.”