Diane Kruger covers The Edit, where she is promoting new new film, Disorder.
On moving to New York: “I just moved this week. I need to unpack and buy some house stuff, like candles and books.
On committing to a relationship: “[Deciding to take it in turns] was a major commitment. That was a big step for me, allowing that time for someone else out of my time.”
On Paris: “I feel very European and I think that I’m going to grow old in Paris. I have this fantasy of raising my kids there one day. I just can’t imagine living my life sipping cocktails at the Chateau Marmont, you know?”
On being socially awkward: “I’m a loner. I think it has held me back in my life quite a bit. I’m socially awkward with people in a bigger group. People often say they think I’m cold or standoffish, but I’m just not a good schmoozer at all. And that’s not good in my job because, obviously, it is a big requirement.”
On Karl Lagerfeld: “[He is] funny and cynical, very educated, very cultivated. He lives in books, always has great recommendations.”
On leaving modeling: “I think when you’re 15 you want to be looked at, you’re testing out your womanly boundaries. The second time I saw ’60s fashion trends come around, I was like, ‘Oh God, I’m done, I need to get out of here.’”
On doing French films: “Parts in French films are more interesting for women. In American studio pictures, women are there to support the male protagonist in whatever his storyline is.”
On aging: “I didn’t have a great private life until recently; I was always looking for the next thing. But when I turned 30, I realized I was being an idiot. I was living this accomplished life: I speak three languages, I’ve traveled the world, made good money. I realized that I really don’t know anything about what is going on in the world around me – and [I was] not so great about [knowing] myself, either. Now I’m not too self-centered!”
On self-awareness: “It took me a long time to realize that I’m never going to play a better part than my own life.”
Diane Kruger Talks to ET
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