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Quentin Tarantino didn’t want me in ‘Inglourious Basterds’


Success is the best revenge.

Diane Kruger has claimed that originally her “Inglourious Basterds” director Quentin Tarantino didn’t want her to be in the 2009 WWII war film.

Kruger, 45, played Bridget Von Hammersmark, a German actress who also acted as a spy for the Allies.

The German-born actress explained in an episode of the Reign with John Smith podcast that Tarantino, 58, was not too keen on casting it and had doubts about his abilities.

Kruger alleged that she had to jump through “hoops” to be chosen for the role of the ensemble film.

The Post has reached out to representatives for Tarantino for comment.

“He auditioned everyone. He didn’t want to audition me because he had seen a movie I was in that he didn’t like. So he didn’t believe in me from the start, ”said the“ National Treasure ”star. “Literally the only reason he auditioned me was because there was no one left to audition.”

Diane Kruger in “Inglourious Basterds” in 2009
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“I had to pay for my own flight from New York to go to Germany because he didn’t want to, even though he’s obviously American, but he wouldn’t see me in the United States,” she continued. . “So I had to jump through all these hoops that definitely put my nose out of reach, but I was like, ‘You know what? F – – kle him! I’m just going to do it and prove to her that I can do it. And luckily, everything went well.

Kruger received widespread praise for her role and even won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role.

Kruger added that things can seem “unfair” at times, however, “you have to change the narrative. ”

Quentin Tarantino didn’t want me in ‘Inglourious Basterds’
Kruger previously defended Tarantino when he was shot in 2018.
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The mother of one added that she believed the situation had educated the Oscar-winning filmmaker.

“I think for him, too, it must have been a lesson. Sometimes you’re the one who puts – and I’m sure I’m guilty of that too – you put people in boxes. You think they’re going to be one-sided and then they’re not at all.

She spoke up for the director of “Kill Bill” in 2018 when allegations that he mistreated stars on set surfaced.

In an Instagram post, Kruger wrote: “I would like to say that my experience working with Quentin Tarantino was pure joy. He treated me with total respect and never abused his power or forced me to do anything I was not comfortable with.



New York Post

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