Actress Diane Kruger attends the 'Unknown' (Unknown Identity) Photocall during day nine of the 61st Berlin International Film Festival at the Grand Hyatt on February 18, 2011 in Berlin, Germany. (Getty Images)more pics »Diane Kruger has made it big in her modeling and acting career, but the 34-year-old doesn't feel like she's really learned anything about the world so far in her life. She doesn't think she's "cultured enough" and is now determined to travel and explore more in the next phase of her life.
Diane Kruger (Bauer Griffin)
She said: “Getting older, I realized I didn't know anything. I felt incredibly stupid. I've always been very self-righteous. I've always been like, 'I speak three different languages, I'm so accomplished.' And everyone tells me, 'You're so pretty', and then it was a big realization that I don't understand anything, that I feel like I'm not cultured enough, that I'm stupid sometimes. That's my thing in my thirties. I want to work on 'me' much more."
Diane said it was her desire to explore more of the world which prompted her to take roles such as in Special Forces, which gave her the opportunity to interview female kidnap victims in Gaza and Afghanistan to research her role as a journalist taken by the Taliban. The film was then shot in remote parts of Africa and the Himalayas.
Diane admits she was “horrible to everybody” during making the movie, but said the experience “really changed” her. She added to The Independent newspaper: "I just thought it was fascinating on a personal level. How many times have I been at home, cooking dinner and the TV news is on, and you're like, 'Ugh! Turn this off!' You take for granted that you have access to information.”
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