Carla Bruni may be Woody Allen’s latest muse, but that doesn’t mean her acting skills are so hot. The French first lady needed 35 takes to film one simple scene in Allen’s Midnight in Paris. Bruni didn’t even have any lines in the scene.'She seemed to be struggling to avoid looking directly into the camera, which didn't impress Woody,' Mail quotes an onlooker as saying. '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.'
'Woody was prompting Carla constantly, although he was very careful to show a lot of respect, especially as she was surrounded by security guards.'
The scene, shot in the heart of the Left Bank, was finally concluded after a number of animated exchanges between Allen, in fisherman's hat, and Miss Bruni.
Hollywood star Owen Wilson, who appears in the romantic comedy alongside 42-year-old Miss Bruni, was on hand to offer support to the one-time supermodel and pop singer.
Midnight in Paris, which also stars Adrien Brody and Rachel McAdams, is scheduled for release in 2011.