Diane Kruger was not always a big name actress – in fact, she admits that she had to struggle a lot to convince Quentin Tarantino that she was right for a major role in Inglorious Basterds. Of course, we’ve seen the French actress before in ‘Troy’ and ‘National Treasure’, but ‘Inglorious Basterds’ was the first film where critical acclaim became a component, and Diane’s acting chops were clear for everyone to see.
In a new interview with Manhattan Magazine, Diane explains, “What’s especially frustrating is when a script comes along that you love, with a part you feel was written for you, and the director won’t even see you. Then [Quentin] made me wait two weeks before he called.”
The wait paid off, and she went on to bask in the critical and commercial success of the film. However, it was not just about taking it easy after she had the part, but also working to earn it. She adds that her work ethic comes from her discipline, saying, “It’s often written that I’m very disciplined, but that discipline comes from passion. I didn’t understand that at first, but as I got older I did.”
Diane is currently busy promoting ‘The Host’, which releases on March 29th and co-stars Saoirse Ronan, William Hurt, and Frances Fisher.