Diane Kruger Talks Feminism in Hollywood and Identity Crisis At Age 30

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The stunning & talented Diane Kruger covers Town & Country’s August issue, on newsstands NOW. Diane opens up to the magazine on her beau, actor Joshua Jackson, her humble upbringing in Germany and new life in Paris as a young model, having an identity crisis at age 30, feminism in Hollywood, and much more.

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Via Town and Country Magazine:

On leaving her home in Germany for life as a model in Paris at age 15:
“This whole other life opened for me in Paris. I met actors; I watched films. When I was growing up, the movie theater was 20 miles from my house, I spent every day watching The Nanny. After a few years in Paris I realized I wanted to go to drama school.”

On having an identity crisis at age 30:
“I had become arrogant. I had been a model, I spoke three languages, I had a career. I felt I had figured it all out. And then I realized that I was living in this very privileged life in my own bubble that I created and I [didn’t] know anything about what [was] really going on in the world and I [didn’t] ask enough questions… I made a lot of different choices. I cut people out of my life who I felt were enabling my bubble.”

On meeting long-time love, actor Joshua Jackson:
“Meeting someone like my partner, who has a very different perspective, who likes to travel in a different way and be open to various experience was so important. I was 30 years old and I was already bored of fancy hotels.”

On feminism and the pay gap in Hollywood:
“I have yet to be paid the same amount as a male costar. And absolutely I’ve been labeled a bitch, or difficult to work with, when I’ve spoken up about something. Or it’s ‘She doesn’t really know what she’s talking about.’”

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