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Diane Kruger talks working with Joshua

Published 18/09/2015

Diane Kruger
Diane Kruger

Diane Kruger was terrified about working with partner Joshua Jackson because she was concerned their chemistry might come across.

(Cover) - EN Showbiz - Diane Kruger wouldn’t jump at working with partner Joshua Jackson again.

The 39-year-old German-born actress stars alongside her boyfriend in upcoming movie Sky.

The pair originally met when they shared the screen together in Joshua’s hit TV show Fringe.

But Diane was terrified about working with Joshua again because she felt their real life relationship might influence their roles on the silver screen.

“He’s an actor, and we were looking for actors for free,” Diane told ET Online. “So I was like, ‘Hey, want to be the policeman?’ I was worried about having chemistry with him, because we’re not supposed to have chemistry.

“But when he stepped out of the trailer, I knew we were OK. He’d been growing this beard for about three months and then shaved it off for the mustache. I told him he had to shave it off before he came home!”

Diane and Joshua both have their schedules full of upcoming projects to work on. And the actress says that while she hasn’t ruled out working with Joshua again, she admits she would have to consider the role carefully.

“He’s a great actor,” she said. “We’re both busy and working and we don’t have any projects together. There’s a fine line of what you can do before a relationship will overshadow a movie.”

Diane has had a host of roles in successful films including Inglourious Basterds, Troy and National Treasure.

But she also admitted that she has come up against sexism in Hollywood during her time as an actress.

“We have to have events like ‘Women in Hollywood’,” she said. “ I think there’s a real opportunity for us to prosper. There are great parts for women in television, and we can create it for ourselves with so many outlets and platforms. It’s hard though. Even if you come to work and have something to say, as a woman, you’re being labeled as difficult or being a diva, whereas a man might be interesting and a great actor and into his art.

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