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How Woody Allen Cast Carla Bruni in Midnight in Paris

How do you get Carla Bruni to appear in your movie? If you're Woody Allen, just ask! "My wife and I were having brunch with the Sarkozkys about a year and a half ago," Allen says. "I had never met them before. He was very charming, very nice, and then she walked into the room. She was so beautiful, so charming and charismatic, I said, 'Would ever think of being in a movie? Just a small thing, for fun, for your own amusement.' ... She said, 'Yes, just once in my life I’d like to do it, so I could tell my grandchildren I was in a movie.'" Finally, Carla Bruni has done something glamorous and interesting she can tell her grandchildren about. [HR]

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