France's first lady said she has accepted a proposal from U.S. film director Woody Allen to act in his next movie.
"I don't know for what role, but I said yes," Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, a model-turned-singer and the wife of President Nicolas Sarkozy, told French pay-TV channel Canal Plus late Monday.
Ms. Bruni-Sarkozy, 41 years old, said acting in a film by Mr. Allen was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity she couldn't miss, though she lacks experience as an actress. "Perhaps I will be very bad," she said.
The news came a week after the U.S. animated television series "The Simpsons" featured Ms. Bruni-Sarkozy as a cartoon character.
A spokeswoman for the first lady didn't reply to requests for comment.
Mr. Allen said in recent interviews with European newspapers that he planned to shoot a film in Paris next year and had offered Ms. Bruni-Sarkozy a chance to play a role.
When she married Mr. Sarkozy in February 2008, Ms. Bruni-Sarkozy said she would put her career as a singer on hold. Last year, in December, she was appointed ambassador of a humanitarian program led by the United Nations.
In an episode of "The Simpson" titled "The Devil Wears Nada," Ms. Bruni-Sarkozy is portrayed as a femme fatale. Unlike some public figures, such as former U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair, who voiced over their characters for the show, Ms. Bruni-Sarkozy's appearance was unsolicited. The episode hasn't yet been broadcast in France, but excerpts have circulated widely on the Web.
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