Inglourious Basterds, Diane Kruger: "Tarantino didn’t want me at the auditions. But I thought ‘fuck it’"

Diane Kruger remembers how much effort it took to get Quentin Tarantino to audition her for Inglourious Basterds, as the director was against it.

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Diane Kruger reveals that she was not the first choice of Quentin Tarantino per Inglourious Basterds. Far from it. Director he didn’t even want her at the auditions, but she decided to ignore his idiosyncrasies and was right.

Diane Kruger as Bridget von Hammersmark in Inglourious Basterds

In Inglourious Basterds Diane Kruger, 45, plays the role of Bridget von Hammersmark, a German actress who plays the dual role of a spy on behalf of the allies. Host of the podcast Reign with Josh Smith, the actress revealed that Quentin Tarantino was not at all interested in hiring her for his film:

“He auditioned everybody, but he didn’t want to audition me because he had seen a movie I was acting in that he didn’t like. So he didn’t believe in me from the start. Literally, the only reason he made me the audition is because there was no one else “.

Kruger recalls: “I had to pay for my flight from New York to Germany because he wouldn’t have done it. Even though he’s American, he wouldn’t have met me in the US. So I had to overcome a series of obstacles that stunned me, but I I’m like, ‘You know what? Fuck it! I’ll do it and show him I can do it.’ And luckily everything worked out “.

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Inglourious Basterds earned Diane Kruger many accolades for her role and even a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Supporting Performance.

“I think this story has been a lesson for Quentin too. Sometimes you categorize people, we all do. You think they are a certain way and maybe that’s not true at all.”

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