Woody Allen praises Carla Bruni's acting
US film director Woody Allen praised French first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy's acting after working with her on a movie he is shooting in Paris.
"She was very professional, she interpreted the role... so well that each and every frame shot will appear in the movie, nothing will be cut," Allen told Italian daily Il Corriere della Sera in an interview posted on its website Saturday.
Bruni-Sarkozy plays a tour guide at the Rodin Museum in "Midnight in Paris", a romantic comedy starring French actress Marion Cotillard and US actor Owen Wilson that is set to be released in 2011.
Allen, who is still shooting the movie in Paris, said Bruni-Sarkozy's husband, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, showed up on the set to see and hear his wife act.
"Like all other non-staff he had to settle for staying at the side of the set," Allen said.
"We gave him a headset to hear the lines Carla was saying... he was very satisfied," Allen added.
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