Woody Allen Hires the First Lady of France, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy
Posted 11.25.09 by reelz
Carla Bruni-Sarkozy has accepted Woody Allen's offer of a role in his next movie, The singer, songwriter, and former model is the wife of French President Nicolas Sarkozy, and has been the at the center of all sorts of controversies. This will be her first acting job, though, she confesses in an interview with Bloomberg.
He offered me a role in his next movie.... I don't know for what character, but I said yes. I'm not an actress at all.... Maybe I will be terrible. But, in my life, I cannot let such a chance go.
The part is not for Allen's next project, You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, which is currently in post-production, but for the one after that. Not much is known about that movie yet, other than that it is to be a romantic drama set in Paris.
Although Bruni-Sarkozy has not appeared in any movies, she did make one recent foray onto television: She was lampooned as a sex-mad femme fatale in a recent episode of The Simpsons called "The Devil Wears Nada." Unlike many celebrities mocked on the show, she did not lend her own voice to the segment, which has become something of an Internet sensation, especially in France. You can see the full episode on Hulu.