Diane Kruger talks about ‘The Bridge’ (Exclusive Interview)

Diane Kruger talks about ‘The Bridge’
Exclusive Interview by Michael Aaron Gallagher of StayFamous.Net

Diane Kruger stars as Detective Sonya Cross of the El Paso Police Department in the critically-acclaimed television drama The Bridge. I recently talked to her about what aspects of her character she was most looking forward to exploring this season and what sets this apart from some of the other notable roles she has had in the past.

Diane Kruger as Sonya Cross and Demian Bichir as Marco Ruiz in FX's "The Bridge." Photo by Frank Ockenfels/FX
Diane Kruger as Sonya Cross and Demian Bichir as Marco Ruiz in FX’s “The Bridge.” Photo by Frank Ockenfels/FX

“Sonya herself is a very complex character to play,” Diane said. “The real challenge is to give a really nuanced performance and really pushing… myself to make sure that we see a very complete picture of a woman living with Asperger’s. And yet, I’m, of course, always intrigued. I learn so much from the show about storylines that actually happen on the border. A lot of our stories are inspired by real-life events, and it’s a very volatile area, as you know. The stories that I read about and learn about are often discussed, not just on set, but when we get the pitches for the next upcoming episodes, so I’m always intrigued by that. It’s been a very satisfying experience working on a show that is politically relevant and quite timely.”

Outside of television, Diane is often recognized for her film roles, which include playing Helen in Troy opposite Brad Pitt and Orlando Bloom and Abigail Chase in National Treasure with Nicolas Cage.

“Hopefully, every character that I take on as I grow older becomes more interesting. And, obviously, as I grow older, I have more to bring to the table and more experiences that I’ve lived myself. So I’m hoping that I can color my characters more and more. Sonya’s certainly been very challenging and continues to be so, and it’s been a very satisfying season so far. I feel like we really get to learn a lot about her.”

The Bridge airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. on FX.

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Diane Kruger talks about ‘The Bridge’
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