Kruger Delighted To Portray Germans In Positive Light22 December 2005
Kruger Delighted To Portray Germans In Positive Light
German actress Diane Kruger jumped at the chance to star in MERRY CHRISTMAS because it gave her a rare opportunity to portray her country in a positive light.
The Troy beauty has turned down numerous war movie roles because she didn't want to be cast as a negative stereotype, but the new World War I film focuses on the famous Christmas of 1914 when opposing forces celebrated together in no man's land.
She says, "I really wanted to make Merry Christmas because, as a young German, I get offered I don't know how many scripts about the war, in which we're not portrayed as nice people.
"I thought, 'For once, here's a film that doesn't point fingers.' It's a historical fact that a German tenor was the first one to step into no man's land.
"So it was showing my country in a different light - it was not so black and white."
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