Singer and former French first lady Carla Bruni will hold a concert in Korea for the first time next month.
"The Live" will be staged at an auditorium at Kyunghee University in Seoul on Nov. 2.
The Chosun Ilbo on Tuesday talked with her on the phone from her home in France and asked how she feels about her upcoming visit to Korea.
"What time is it there? I've never had a chance to visit Korea. Oh, I'm so thrilled. I would like to stay as long as possible if I can," she said.
Bruni was already an established singer-songwriter long before she became first lady in 2008. She first made her mark as a supermodel at the age of 19, but turned to music in her 30s as she felt she could no longer be seen as a fresh face on the catwalk. Her 2002 debut album "Quelqu'un m'a dit" sold some 2 million copies in Europe alone, and her husky, sensual voice has since been beloved by audiences worldwide.
Bruni recently found a new fan base in Korea for her remake of Tammy Wynette's "Stand By Your Man," after it was featured in the hit TV series "Something in the Rain" earlier this year.
"It was lucky. If you come to the concert, you will be able to see how I sing," she said.