The First Lady of France is bringing her je ne sais quoi to Woody Allen's newest film.
Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, who has already built a successful career as a singer and supermodel, will add actress to her resume when Allen's Jazz-Age period piece, "Paris in Midnight," hits theaters.
Allen first pitched the role to her last year and then met with her and French President Nicholas Sarkozy to iron out the details of the shoot.
She officially took on the role last November. In the film, which also features Wilson, Marion Cotillard and Adrian Brody, Bruni-Sarkozy will play a director of a Paris museum.
Though she's not trained as an actor, she said she couldn't pass up the chance to work with one the great directors of contemporary cinema.
"I go into everything blindly, or I'd never do anything at all," she said in an interview on France's Canal+ network. "I am not an actress at all. Maybe I'll be completely hopeless, but I can't miss an opportunity like this one in my life. When I'm a grandmother, I'd like to be able to say I made a film with Woody Allen."