Transcript: Barbara Walters' Interview with Carla Bruni-Sarkozy

WALTERS: Oh really? Why?

BRUNI-SARKOZY: Mmm. He walked into the room and something of -- his charm, [PAUSE] you know. [LAUGHS]

Bruni-Sarkozy on Adjusting to Her New Role

WALTERS: Did it worry you that you were marrying the President of France?

BRUNI-SARKOZY: No, it didn't really worry me, but it worries a lot -- most of the people. [LAUGHS]

WALTERS: When you made your state visit to England in March, just hours before there was a nude photograph of you that was suddenly published, that had been done 15 years earlier.

BRUNI-SARKOZY: Mmm.

WALTERS: Did that upset you?

BRUNI-SARKOZY: No. What upset me is not me posing nude, which, you know, was not really so much nude, you know, but of course, it was a topless picture, I would say, artistic topless. What upset me is that it could upset the serious people that are working around my husband, or the French people, or the British people.

WALTERS: You've said about your husband that he protects you.

BRUNI-SARKOZY: Yes, he does.

WALTERS: Nice feeling?

BRUNI-SARKOZY: Nice feeling? [LAUGHS] Brand new. [LAUGHS]

'I'd Love to Have More Children'

WALTERS: Your husband has three sons, you have one son. Do you want to have more children?

BRUNI-SARKOZY: I'd love to have more children.

WALTERS: So I have to ask you because people are asking -- are you pregnant now?

BRUNI-SARKOZY: No. I wish I was, but I'm not.

Marriage: 'Adventure' and 'Fun'

WALTERS: Is marriage what you expected?

BRUNI-SARKOZY: It's actually much better.

WALTERS: Yeah?

BRUNI-SARKOZY: I thought marriage was, some sort of -- something very quiet and very regular and very bourgeois. But I don't think it is at all, especially with Nicolas. It's full of adventure and full of fun.

WALTERS: OK, so will you take back those words that monogamy is boring?

BRUNI-SARKOZY: Absolutely.

WALTERS: OK.

BRUNI-SARKOZY: I take them back.

WALTERS: Are you afraid of making mistakes?

BRUNI-SARKOZY: Yes, I am afraid of making mistakes.

WALTERS: [LAUGHS]

BRUNI-SARKOZY: [LAUGHS] Everyone says to me, But why do you look so shy and so quiet? I say, I'm not gonna dance! You know? [LAUGHS]

WALTERS: [LAUGHS]

BRUNI-SARKOZY: I'm not gonna sing and dance in front of -- [LAUGHS] you know, coming down from a plane. I mean, of course, I'm afraid and shy. You know, I'm observing things and try to hold my place. I must represent France, and I want to be elegant, and I want the French people to be proud of me.

WALTERS: Do you have any regrets?

BRUNI-SARKOZY: No, I have no regrets. I made a lot of mistakes, but every time I made a mistake, I learned something from it.

WALTERS: Mm-hmm.

BRUNI-SARKOZY: So I have no regrets. I don't feel ashamed about my life and what I've done.

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