Carla Bruni Needs 35 Takes Per Scene

Perhaps her prediction of being 'hopeless' was spot-on
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 29, 2010 8:09 AM CDT
Carla Bruni Needs 35 Takes Per Scene
Carla Bruni Sarkozy is pictured during filming of a scene of the movie "Midnight in Paris," directed by Woody Allen, left, in Paris, Wednesday, July 28, 2010.   (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Carla Bruni may be Woody Allen’s latest muse, but that doesn’t mean her acting skills are so hot. The French first lady needed 35 takes to film one simple scene in Allen’s Midnight in Paris. Bruni didn’t even have any lines in the scene, which involved her entering a grocery store and then exiting with a baguette. “'She seemed to be struggling to avoid looking directly into the camera, which didn't impress Woody,” a bystander tells the Mail.

“The baguette scene could not have been simpler, but she wanted to make it a big one,” the source continues. “Woody was prompting Carla constantly, although he was very careful to show a lot of respect, especially as she was surrounded by security guards.” Well, she did admit at the outset that she might be “completely hopeless”
(More Carla Bruni stories.)

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