Sunday 26 March 2017

Kruger roughs it for journo role

Diane Kruger plays a journalist kidnapped by the Taliban
Diane Kruger plays a journalist kidnapped by the Taliban

Diane Kruger loves making "authentic" smaller-budget European movies - just don't ask her to sleep in a yurt.

The Inglourious Basterds star stayed in one of the traditional Central Asian felt tents for a month and a half while filming her latest movie, Special Forces - about a French journalist kidnapped by the Taliban.

Under director Stephane Rybojad, who has made documentaries in the past, the shoot in Tajikistan mimicked the hardships of war-zone journalism as closely as possible.

"It was an interesting experience," revealed Diane as she promoted the movie in Cannes. But she's not keen to rough it again.

"Honestly, I've had my fair share of yurts," laughed the German-born actress, who is dating Joshua Jackson.

The star added that Cannes holds a special place in her heart because "my first red carpet ever was here."

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