Diane Kruger, 45, spoke in an interview about the initial skepticism of Quentin Tarantino, 58, regarding her acting in “Inglourious Basterds” (2009). On the podcast, Reign with Josh Smith, she said, “He didn’t want to audition because he saw a movie I was in that he didn’t like. So he didn’t believe in me from the start.” The only reason he allowed her to audition was because “there was no one else to audition”.
pouring with difficulties
Then the casting became a challenge for Krueger. “I had to pay for my trip from New York to Germany myself because he didn’t want to see me in the United States,” she said. “I had to overcome all these obstacles, but I said to myself: He can do me. I will do it and prove to him that I can do it. Fortunately it all worked out.” Krueger believes Tarantino also learned from this experience: “It must have been an apprenticeship for him. Sometimes you put people in bathroom holes and you misjudge them.”
Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds” grossed over $300 million worldwide and was nominated for eight Academy Awards in 2010. Krueger played German actress and spy Bridget von Hammersmark. The star-studded cast includes Brad Pitt (58), Christoph Waltz (65), Danielle Bruhl (43) and Michael Fassbender (44).
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