Former supermodel, singer and songwriter, and currently the French first lady, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy seems to be the new muse for filmmaker Woody Allen. Being in Paris to promote his latest comedy, Whatever Works, the 73-year-old director was asked what strong personality he would most like to see star in one of his movies to which he replied "Without question, Carla Bruni!"
Allen, who is planning to make a film in Paris next summer, told RTL radio that Bruni had a certain star quality which might be perfect for the big screen. "I'm sure she would be wonderful," he said through a translator. "She's got charisma, she's already acted so she's not unknown to an audience. There are a lot of ways I could use her though I don't have a story for her at the moment. But I'll certainly talk to her about it and I'll ask her if she's interested," he added.
So far, Bruni has appeared in a number of films and TV series, including in Prêt-à-Porter, Robert Altman's 1994 black comedy skewering the fashion world, as well as the 1998 French comedy Paparazzi, but always playing herself.
Being a specialist in creating roles for women, Allen made Diane Keaton a star with Annie Hall in 1977 and has since worked with actresses ranging from his former wife Mia Farrow to Mira Sorvino and Scarlett Johansson.