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Carla Bruni - great singer, not so great actor

The French first-lady is filming a new Woody Allen movie in Paris.

Owen Wilson and Carli Bruni
Image: AP

SHE’S CERTAINLY HOT, but she’s not quite so hot when it comes to acting.

Carla Bruni was filming Woody Allen’s latest flick – Midnight in Paris yesterday and although the French chanteuse didn’t have any lines, she managed to fluff up her scene, not once but 35 times.

Bruni’s role in the movie was confined to her entering a grocery store and leaving with a baguette – simple? Apparently not.

A bystander told The Daily Mail: “She seemed to be struggling to avoid looking directly into the camera, which didn’t impress Woody,’ said an onlooker in Paris. ‘The baguette scene could not have been simpler, but she wanted to make it a big one. That’s why she had to keep shooting it over and over again.

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    French First Lady Carla Bruni Sarkozy, left, gestures during a scene of the movie "Midnight in Paris", directed by Woody Allen. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
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    French First Lady Carla Bruni Sarkozy, right, is pictured with U.S director Woody Allen. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
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    French President Nicolas Sarkozy, third from right, is seen surrounded by bodyguards during the set of the movie. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
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    French First Lady Carla Bruni Sarkozy is pictured during a break of filming of the movie. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
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    French First Lady Carla Bruni Sarkozy, second from left, is pictured during a break of filming of the movie. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
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    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. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
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    French President Nicolas Sarkozy's wife Carla Bruni Sarkozy, right, is pictured with U.S actor Owen Wilson, left. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
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    Carla Bruni Sarkozy, center, is pictured with U.S actor Owen Wilson, center left, as they arrive at the filming of "Midnight in Paris". (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
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    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)

‘Woody was prompting Carla constantly, although he was very careful to show a lot of respect, especially as she was surrounded by security guards.’

Carla’s husband French President Nicolas Sarkozy looked on, as did co-star Owen Wilson.

Miss Bruni, who plays a museum curator in the Allen movie, had a small role in the 1994 film Pret-a-Porter and the 1998 film Paparazzi, each time playing herself.

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