In 2001 Monica and her husband Vincent Cassel acted in the film «Brotherhood of the Wolf», she picked up just another award for this work – the prize «Saturn» for the best female minor role. Her next role was Cleopatra in comedy adventure «Astérix & Obélix: Mission Cléopâtre» with Gerard Depardieu. The film was bound to be hit, largely due to Bellucci’s participating, because Monica is a true avatar of the royal beauty, and the role of the last Egyptian queen was as if specially created for her.
»A crowd can excuse the person’s intelligence, even talent, but a crowd can never excuse the beauty» (Monica Bellucci).
However, the couple did not start to live together – Monica was in need of personal space and independence. Even in several years, after the wedding, they continued to split the time between the two houses – he is in France, she is in Italy. The actress explained this by the fact that she didn't want to dive into a family routine.
During the first meeting with Vincent we had a strange feeling. Originally, we thought that it was the antipathy to each other, but later, getting to know each other better, we realized, that it was the magic of attraction. I don’t know, how we found ourselves together, we rather didn't choose who we want to be with, it is just happened.