I included a link to this photoshoot in the links yesterday, but once I read some of the excerpts from Diane Kruger’s Flare Magazine cover interview, I wanted to cover it! I get that some of you aren’t big fans of Diane, but I like her more and more every year. She seems like a cool girl, she seems organized and smart and she’s one half of one of Hollywood’s cutest couples. Why don’t you love her?! Just kidding. Anyway, as I said yesterday, I find this photoshoot to be too cutesy and retro and it just doesn’t suit her. But the interview is more interesting:
Joshua Jackson banned her from watching Dawson’s Creek: ‘He doesn’t want me to watch his early work. He grew up in front of the camera with pimples and bloatiness.’
She loves to cook & she dragged Joshua to cooking classes: ‘We have a big garden in L.A. and we started canning jam and pickling. It sounds a little kooky, but the pickles we make are insane.’
Growing up in Germany: ‘I felt really trapped in my home town. My mum could sense it and to this day, without her trust in me, I don’t know what I would have become. People just thought I was – not turning into a prostitute, but kind of. Everyone was furious. My dad was furious. My school thought I was making the biggest mistake of my life. I knew this was not the life that was meant for me.’
Being part of the film adaptation of Stephanie Meyer’s The Host: ‘I actually happen to be a big Twilight fan, which I’m not embarrassed to say. It sort of appeals to my inner teenage girl.’
On her character in The Host: “She’s so complex. She has that Stepford Wife-y kind of niceness yet there is so much more underlying there: rage and anger.”
On her friendship with Karl Lagerfeld: I’ve known him since I move to Pars when I was 16. He’s very kind and can be very funny and ironic and silly. In difficult moments in my life when I don’t really know who to talk to, I sort of drop by his studio and he knows me well enough to pick up on weird things. He really is one of the most interesting people I’ve ever met.”
On fighting for her role in Inglourious Basterds: “Every once in a while there comes a part where you feel like it was written for you. And it wasn’t. But I felt like I really could bring something to it.
On valuing Joshua Jackson’s career input: “Nobody knows me better than he does. He knows exactly when I’m faking it and when I’m being sincere.”
I think I knew that Diane was tight with Karl Lagerfeld…? She always wears Chanel and she always shows up at Chanel events, so I guess I figured there was some kind of relationship there. I guess I missed this story last year – both Joshua and Diane were quoted about living close to Karl in Paris (how many homes do they have?) and Diane said, “Karl bizarrely loves Josh… Before he asks how I am, he would ask how Josh is.” That’s adorable. Even Karl loves Joshua! As for Diane being kind of Twihardy… well, I forgive her. She’s dating Pacey, for the love of God. Let her be a Twihard.
Photos courtesy of Flare.