Movie newcomer Diane Kruger is primed for fame when epic film Troy is
released, because she had the educational privilege of witnessing co-star
Orlando Bloom's rapid surge in popularity.
Kruger - who plays lead character HELEN OF TROY in the upcoming movie -
was stunned by Orlando's sudden rise to sex symbol status when his film PIRATES
OF THE CARIBBEAN: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL topped the box office midway
The former ballet dancer from Germany says, "When we started shooting, no
one really knew who he was - he's made Lord Of The Rings but he looked so
different in that.
"Halfway through shooting Troy, Pirates Of The Caribbean came out. It was
pretty extraordinary to witness someone going from basically nothing to having
girls screaming whenever we stepped out the door."
Kruger, 27, was also offered an exclusive insight into the public's
frenzied interest in her co-star Brad Pitt.
She adds, "The first weekend on the shoot all the actors went out for
"When we arrived there were about eight people in the restaurant; by the
time we got to the bar, people had found out Brad was there and suddenly there
were, like, 180 - so it was really hard for him to go out much."