Shattered Glass director Peter Sarsgaard has shocked fans by flirting with model Helena Christensen behind his actress girlfriend Maggie Gyllenhaal's back.

The 33-year-old filmmaker openly spent the night attempting to seduce Christensen at the recent CARTIER party at the Park Avenue ARMOURY in New York.

A source told American gossip site PAGESIX.COM, "They were front and centre at MARIO BATALI'S table, drinking champagne and whispering in each other's ears.

"To make matters worse, Christensen kept her hand firmly planted high up on his thigh. They pair left together after about an hour."

01/06/2004 17:24