Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Diane Kruger, 34-year-old star of movies like Troy and Inglourious Basterds, says she’s not afraid to look imperfect for her movie roles, such as her new role in the movie Unknown, which stars Liam Neeson. Kruger told Gotham magazine that the movie is “really action-packed, a lot of running through streets with Liam Neeson.” She says she is happy to be offered more gritty roles, and credits Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds with opening up new roles for her.
But despite relishing her new tough girl roles, Kruger loves the fashion industry and couture, particularly the work of Chanel’s Karl Lagerfeld, whom she considers a mentor. “I had modelled for Chanel quite a bit when I was younger, and I've known Karl since I was 16,” she said. When she went into acting, Chanel lent her clothes, and Lagerfeld designed a couture gown for Kruger when the movie Troy opened in Cannes.