Coinciding with the European release of her new movie "Farewell, My Queen", Diane Kruger piled on the publicity by taking over the cover of the June 2012 issue of Amica magazine.
The 35-year-old German actress looked elegant in a Diesel Black Gold jeans and top for the Mark Pillai shot spread while opening up about topics including her role as Marie Antoinette and the Cannes Film Festival.
Highlights from Miss Kruger's interview are as follows. For more, be sure to pay a visit to Amica!
On playing Marie Antoinette:
"When I was brought onto the film, I thought I had nothing in common with Marie Antoinette. Then I began to discover strange coincidences that bound me to her and the film. Meanwhile, I was born on July 15. My mother's name Maria-Theresa, the Empress as Queen Mother. I am German, but at the end of 1700 Germany was part of the Habsburg Empire. And I, like Marie Antoinette, arrived in Paris at an early age without speaking the language."
On 'Farewell, My Queen' compared to Sofia Coppola's 2006 picture 'Marie Antoinette':
"They're very different films. In Sofia's, [Marie Antoinette] is a young girl with her head in the clouds, which is only about clothes and parties. Moreover, the film begins long before 1789. On my hand, Marie Antoinette has grown, is a woman who suffers from an affair, who suddenly discovers that the real world is very, very far from that of her dreams. It is the queen of a kingdom is crumbling. In short, a complex character, even painful, that I really understood by reading her biography, written by Stefan Zweig. Gabrielle's escape is her almost a premonition of the tragic end. Here, I present this woman without judging it, but without even making an icon, as with the frivolous girl Sofia Coppola's movie."
On her relation with her native land of Germany:
"I shot three films in Berlin. I often return to Germany to be with family."
On the 2012 Cannes Film Festival - where she's a jury member:
"It's a great honor. And then I'm happy to know and work with Moretti, a filmmaker that I admire. And to be part of a jury where there is Jean Paul Gaultier. I owe a lot to Cannes, my most important achievements have always been cast on those screens."