Diane Kruger on Modeling, Her Beau, and More

by Kristen Heinzinger

T&C August 2016 Cover

This month, Diane Kruger fronts Town & Country in a medley of Gucci (j’adore!) Inside the issue, she opens up about kickstarting her modeling career in Paris as a teenager, why she had an identity crisis, and her beau Joshua Jackson, and poses in looks from Miu Miu, Hermes, and more for a set of black-and-white shots. Below, a few highlights from her interview; for the full story, pick up a copy of the August issue, which hits on newsstands July 5.

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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Dress: Miu Miu; Belt: Billy Kirk; Necklace: Jelena Behrend Studio; Rings: Behrend Studio

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Shirt: Ralph Lauren Collection; Shorts: Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren; Belt: Hermes; Earrings: Messika Paris

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