Diane Kruger Talks “The Bridge” in Elle

Posted Thursday June 12, 2014 2:23 PM GMT

She’s not the squeamish type, which makes Diane Kruger the perfect stunner for the role of Sonya Cross in “The Bridge.”

And the “National Treasure” babe chatted with ELLE magazine about the forthcoming Season Two of her hit FX program, especially the challenge of playing such an “intricate and complicated” role.

Diane described, “Any character you take on, you have to embrace them fully. I think I have played very glamorous characters, but I have also played the opposite, especially in France. I started out in France, and I make a lot of French movies.”

“To play such a complicated character [on The Bridge] has been really interesting and really complex. As I grow older, I have more stories to tell and I have more nuances to bring to my characters because I have lived more. I feel as though I have more to bring to the character of Sonya Cross.”

As for Cross’ approach to sex, Kruger noted that it’s both powerful and intimidating. “It’s a little of both. As an actor, I’ve never really done big sex scenes. For some reason, my characters have never really had that. For Sonya, she doesn’t like to be touched in her everyday life. But when she feels the urge to be satisfied as a woman, she just takes it. For me as an actress, it is a little scary. It remains very weird to do these very raw sex scenes.”

“The Asperger's aspect was really what drew me to the part. There is nothing about the character that is typical. I’ve never really had a desire to be a cop. In fact, I don’t do well with authority at all. And I will say it’s actually a pleasure to not have to spend a lot of time in hair and makeup. It’s kind of a relief.”

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