Woody Allen interview praises Carla Bruni-Sarkozy

French President Nicolas Sarkozy's wife Carla Bruni Sarkozy, right, is pictured with U.S director Woody Allen, left, and U.S actor Owen Wilson, center, during the filming of "Midnight in Paris", directed by Woody Allen, in Paris, Wednesday, July 28, 2010. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

August 21, 2010 6:17:47 PM PDT
Woody Allen says in an interview that France's first lady, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, was very professional on the set of his movie "Midnight in Paris."

Allen told Italian daily Corriere della Sera in the interview published Saturday that working with Bruni-Sarkozy was smooth and pleasant. The ex-supermodel was on set in July for her appearance in Allen's romantic comedy, which stars Owen Wilson and Marion Cotillard.

Corriere said Allen made the comments in a phone interview from Paris.

Allen says Bruni-Sarkozy plays a guide at the Rodin Museum and that she was so good he's going to keep all her scenes in, according to the newspaper. He said French President Nicolas Sarkozy came to the set one evening because he was curious to see his wife act.