Carla Brunis private life exposed in new TV film
Carla Bruni has allowed a British film-maker’s cameras into her home, to give a revealing insight into her private life with French President, Nicolas Sarkozy.
The former supermodel and her husband are shown embracing as the beauty describes their ‘instantaneous’ attraction.
Although Carla announces: ‘No more sex, no more drugs, only rock ‘n’ roll’, on the 80-minute screening, she also warns Sarkozy that she would not give up her music ‘to iron my husband’s shirts for the next four years’.
The documentary, which was made by Scottish movie-maker George Scott and is entitled Somebody Told Me About… Carla Bruni, will be aired in France on New Year’s Day and broadcast in the UK next month.
The brunette beauty recorded interviews in French and English for the film, even letting the cameras into the presidential Elysée Palace, and recounts her immediate attraction to Sarkozy upon their first meeting in November 2007 at a friend’s dinner party.
She says: ‘There were only eight people and we were seated next to each other and it was instantaneous, immediate.
‘I don’t know what he has but he has something very protective that I have never found before, maybe because I was much more attracted to artists.’
She adds that she realises many people were shocked by their quick marriage so soon after his divorce, but insists that Sarkozy was just acting like a normal middle-aged man in doing so.
In one scene, the 41-year-old is shown recording her latest album at her Paris home one sunny July afternoon, when Sarkozy arrives and starts kissing her neck.
The French President then introduced himself to the crew and watches on, smiling, as Bruni sings.
George Scott originally planned to make a movie about her transition from a supermodel to a singer, but within weeks of Bruni agreeing to participate she and Nicolas became a couple.
He said: ‘I thought there is no way on earth she is going to make this film now. I was as surprised as anyone when her manager told me she still wanted to do it and there were no conditions attached.’