This past February, we learned that Woody Allen had decided to add a little French politics into his new film by casting Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, the first lady of France, in a role. It was a surprising choice. Though the first lady is a former supermodel and singer, she'd had no previous acting experience (save a few cinematic appearances as herself). Even she seemed surprised by Allen's choice, telling the press that she's not an actress and might be "absolutely terrible" in the film.

But Allen stuck to his decision, and Midnight in Paris went into production. Just the other day, Allen shot an outdoor scene with Bruni-Sarkozy, and the plan was simple. She walks into a grocery store, comes out with a baguette. No lines. No funny business. But what should've been an in-and-out blip seems to have turned into a directorial nightmare.
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