Hate at first sightThere was no love at first sight for Monica Bellucci and hubby Vincent Cassel.
Actually, it was hate. The two met on the set of "L'Appartement". She thought: 'This guy is very pretentious - who does he think he is?'
And Vincent thought Monica was just a model pretending to be an actress.
But the far from promising start developed into a well balanced long term marriage.
"It was not love at first sight. In fact, it was the opposite. I thought, 'This guy is very pretentious - who does he think he is?'
But we got to know each other over time. I realized he was not as he seemed. He put up a public face, like many of us.
He also told me later, 'I thought you were just a model pretending to be an actress. Then, I realized you could act.'"
Monica is still astonished of her happy marriage:
"It is impossible to say why one marriage stays stable and another collapses.
For me it is a miracle every day."