Woody Allen has a new muse that he'd love to make a movie star - and she just so happens to be America's first lady, Michelle Obama.
If I was in a room with Michelle Obama, and I thought she was right for a part, I wouldn't hesitate to ask her, Allen told the British television program Daybreak.
It's not unheard of.
The septuagenarian has cast first ladies before. In his latest film, Midnight in Paris, Carla Bruni, the wife of French President Nicholas Sarkozy, played a featured role as a museum tour guide.
So how do you get a first lady in a movie? Apparently, you just ask. Allan has said that he casted Bruni on a whim while having dinner with France's first couple.
My wife and I were having brunch with the Sarkozkys about a year and a half ago, Allen told New York Magazine. I had never met them before. He was very charming, very nice, and then she walked into the room. She was so beautiful, so charming and charismatic, I said, 'Would ever think of being in a movie? Just a small thing, for fun, for your own amusement.' ... She said, 'Yes, just once in my life I'd like to do it, so I could tell my grandchildren I was in a movie.'
So, if you hear any reports of Woody Allen at the White House - and if she's as easily persuadable as Bruni - don't be too surprised when you see Mrs. Obama on the big screen.