Diane Kruger Opens Up About Arrogance, Pay Gap, And Joshua Jackson

German actress and former model Diane Kruger, 39, is on the cover of Town & Country magazine’s August 2016 issue, and in an interview with Danielle Stein Chizzik, Kruger opened up about being arrogant, not being paid the same as her male co-stars, and her longtime love, Joshua Jackson.

Diane Kruger started her modeling career in 1992 when she was just 16-years-old. Kruger gained success and modeled for brands such as Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, D&G, Chanel, YSL, Armani, Burberry, and others. Years later, she pursued a career in acting and has appeared in movies such as Troy, Inglorious Basterds, and National Treasure. Her most recent movie is the upcoming The Infiltrator, starring Bryan Cranston.

Diane Kruger gained success early in her career, and she shared that is one of the reasons that she became arrogant, as reported by Us Magazine.

“I had been a model, I spoke three languages, I had a career. I felt I had it all figured out. And then I realized I was living this very privileged life in my own bubble that I created and I don’t know anything about what’s really going on in the world and I don’t ask enough questions.”

The success went to Diane’s head, and when she realized that, she immediately took action to change herself and her choices. According to the actress, she cut out people in her life whom she considered “enablers.”

Now, the arrogance is long gone and even Diane’s co-star Bryan Cranston can testify to that.

“Diane is not a collector of fools. She has a sharp wit and tongue. But she doesn’t have a guard up — she was very open and casual with me. She doesn’t have an air.”

After going through an identity crisis when she was 30-years-old, Diane Kruger said that the turning point in her life was when she met her longtime partner, Joshua Jackson.

“Meeting someone like my partner, who has a very different perspective, who likes to trave in a different way and be open to various experiences, was so impoartant. I was 30 years old and I was already bored of fancy hotels.”

Joshua Jackson and Diane Kruger attend the eighth annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic at Liberty State Park on Saturday, May 30, 2015, in Jersey City, N.J. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
Joshua Jackson and Diane Kruger (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

Before being in a relationship with Jackson, Diane Kruger had been married to French director Guillaume Canet. The two married in 2001 and divorced in 2006. That same year, Kruger started dating Joshua Jackson, and they have been together ever since.

For years, Diane Kruger has divided her time between Vancouver and Paris, but in March, she revealed that she moved in with Joshua Jackson in New York City. As reported by Daily Mail, moving in with her longtime boyfriend is a big step for Kruger.

“That’s a big step into adulthood for me, to allow that time for someone else out of my time.”

Aside from talking about her relationship with Jackson, Diane also spoke about the gender pay gap. Diane Kruger is an advocate of fair pay, and as she revealed to the magazine, she has never been paid the same amount as her male co-stars. The gender pay gap is a big issue in Hollywood, with Jennifer Lawrence, Patricia Arquette, Cate Blanchette, Sienna Miller, and even male actors speaking about the issue.

“I have yet to be paid the same amount as a male co-star. And absolutely I’ve been labeled a b***h, or difficult to work with, when I’ve spoken up about something.”

Diane Kruger will be working on acting in her first German film, which she admits she’s scared to do. Her latest film, The Infiltrator, will be released in theaters on July 13.

[Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP]

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