Diane Kruger can do no wrong in our eyes when it comes to making a fashion statement on the red carpet. The Chanel darling always looks polished whether in an ethereal gown or a short frock with flats. She’s even made over he long time beau, Dawson’s Creek alum Joshua Jackson, who now looks like a dapper Old Hollywood gent. Kruger graces the cover of the March issue of Manhattan magazine and inside, she talks about her new movie, love of ballet and acting school.
On her character in The Host: But really, is she a villain or not? That’s the question. I mean, even the other aliens find her strange. It was very strange to go from Versailles [for Farewell, My Queen] to Baton Rouge [where scenes from The Host were shot], from playing a historical figure to one with no reference, based only on the imagination where you can do anything.”
On her use of ballet as an escape: “When I was 6 or 7 I learned that through ballet and its physical demands, I could express emotion and be rewarded for it. It was unconscious, but I felt free and valued.”
On acting school at the age of 23: “I really didn’t have anything to lose; I had savings and gave myself one year. I had the same feeling as in ballet.”