>> We won't get to see Natalia Vodianova in her first starring film role — as a married Swiss woman who has a love affair with a Jewish diplomat on the brink of World War II, opposite Jonathan Rhys-Meyers — in Belle du Seigneur until next year. But almost a year after Vodianova was spotted filming with Rhys-Meyers in Italy, a selection of stills from the movie have popped up.
>> Natalia Vodianova recently quashed rampart rumors of divorce as "rubbish" and, instead, says she wants to "have at least two more babies" with husband Justin Portman. The couple currently have three children together, and Vodianova adds: "The most important thing to me is being a mother. Growing up, I never knew I was going to be famous, but I always knew I would be a good mother."
But currently, she's working on her acting — Vodianova was just recently cast in her first leading role, opposite Jonathan Rhys Meyers, in Belle du Seigneur, based on Albert Cohen's best-selling 1968 French novel of the same name, in which she plays a married Swiss woman who has a love affair with a Jewish diplomat (Rhys Meyers) on the brink of World War II. She was snapped filming with Rhys Meyers — for the first time — earlier today in Camogli, Italy.
>> Natalia Vodianova Cast in First Lead Acting Role Opposite Jonathan Rhys-Meyers —Natalia Vodianova's turn as Medusa in this year's Clash of the Titans wasn't a fluke — she's been cast in the upcoming Belle du Seigneur, based on Albert Cohen's bestselling 1968 French novel of the same name, in which she plays a married Swiss woman who has a love affair with a Jewish diplomat (Jonathan Rhys-Meyers) on the brink of World War II. Filming is set to begin Oct. 25 starting in Geneva and then moving to Italy. The film's director is first-timer Glenio Bonder, who has done commercials for Calvin Klein (of which Vodianova is the former face) in the past, and the release date is currently on track for 2012. [Deadline]