Woody Allen has spoken out in defence of Carla Bruni-Sarkozy after numerous reports stated that France's first lady was difficult to work with.
Earlier this year, the former model was seen lensing scenes for Woody's upcoming romcom, Midnight in Paris (pictured) – and it didn’t take long for speculation to emerge.
But in an interview at the Toronto Film Festival, the film maker dispelled a number of rumours, including claims it had taken Carla 32 takes to shoot a scene.
"She was no problem at all. I was delighted with her," he said. Woody also rejected stories that the 42-year-old's scenes has been cut from the film.
"This is a hundred per cent untrue. She's in the picture, everything she shot is in the picture," he revealed.
"I love her, she's great. It's not a big part, but it’s a respectable part." Carla plays a tour guide at the Rodin Museum.
The 74-year-old also stated that, despite contrary reports, President Sarkozy thoroughly enjoyed watching Carla in action.
"He came to the set once. We gave him earphones to hear her. He was delighted with her," Woody revealed.
"He said, 'My wife is a natural actress. She's great.' He had a wonderful time."
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