World affairs cost Jean Reno friendship with Nicolas Sarkozy
The Da Vinci Code star Jean Reno has revealed that world affairs have made it difficult for him to meet his friend, French President Nicolas Sarkozy.Updated: Jan 28, 2009 17:27 IST
The Da Vinci Code star Jean Reno has revealed that world affairs have made it difficult for him to meet his friend, French President Nicolas Sarkozy.
The actor says that he and his old pal meet up only for birthdays these days.
Though he is extremely proud that his friend is running the country, he says that Sarkozy’s busy life has left him with very little social time.
"It's more difficult for us to socialise. His birthday is January 28, and that's when I'll see him next. If you're a friend to those kinds of people you can not be a weight on their shoulders," Contactmusic quoted him as saying.
Reno has even revealed that he communicates with Sarkozy through text messages these days.
"Before his speech at the United Nations, when he said, "I don't want to talk to a country that wants to destroy Israel," I sent him a text: "Nicolas, I'm happy for you." I'm not a Jew and he's not, so I found what he said very honest and very tough to say,” he said.
"I'm not in politics, but I support him. He is good for France. I think, regarding the crisis that we're living in and with the relationship to America, I was so happy that he opened his arms, especially in New York," he added.
First Published: Jan 28, 2009 17:25 IST