Diane Kruger Talks Harassment in Hollywood: "We're Seeing the Change as It's Happening"

"I'm amazed how many companies have severed ties with those men immediately; they don't get just a slap on the back and then come back."

Diane Kruger added her voice to the ongoing discussion of harassment in Hollywood saying of the industry, "We're seeing the change as it's happening. All these men are gone. I'm actually amazed how many companies have severed ties with those men immediately. They don't get just a slap on the back and then come back. Actually, you know, it's happening."

Of her latest film In the Fade, she said: "I didn't go into it looking at it like a revenge film. To me this is a movie about grief and a woman's journey of how to find a way to keep going, or not keep going," the actress told The Hollywood Reporter's Live Roundtable, 

Kruger won best actress at Cannes this year for her work in the film, immediately garnering award season buzz for her performance, despite it being a foreign language role. Sophia Loren and Marion Cotillard are the only actresses to win best actress for foreign language performances, Loren for Two Women (Italian) and Cotillard for La Vie en Rose (French). Roberto Benigni won best actor for Life is Beautiful performed in Italian. Kruger, a German native, performs the entire film in German.

"I prepped this movie for about six months. I sat in a lot of self-help groups of victims of not just terrorism attacks, but brutal murder," Kruger told THR. "For sure, one of the things that is very remarkable about all of them is they have a lot of rage, because someone was taken from them without them being able to do anything about it, and if given the opportunity, I think a lot of people would rather go and kill the person that killed their son, or killed their husband, or whatever."

The full Live Roundtable airs on SundanceTV, Sunday, Mar. 4. Tune in to THR.com/roundtables for more roundtables featuring talent from the year’s top films.

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