Woody Allen would like to use France's first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy for a film role, the U.S. director told RTL radio on Thursday.
"I'm sure she would be wonderful," he said through a translator. "She's got charisma, she's already acted so she's not unknown to an audience. There are a lot of ways I could use her though I don't have a story for her at the moment," he said.
"But I'll certainly talk to her about it and I'll ask her if she's interested."
Bruni-Sarkozy, one of the world's top models before starting a career as a singer and marrying President Nicolas Sarkozy last year, has appeared briefly on the big screen, playing herself in Robert Altman's 1994 fashion satire "Pret-a-Porter."
Allen, whose latest film "Whatever Works" comes out on French screens next month, plans to shoot a film in Paris next year, RTL said.
Something of a specialist in creating roles for women, he made Diane Keaton a star with "Annie Hall" in 1977 and has since worked with actresses ranging from his former wife Mia Farrow to Mira Sorvino and Scarlett Johansson.