DETAILS: You star as Marie Antoinette in Farewell, My Queen. What was the hardest part of getting in character?
Diane Kruger: The first scene, when she's trying to shop for clothes while the French Revolution is going on. [Director] Benoit [Jacquot] said, "Just imagine the biggest movie star you can think of who's been famous forever and has all these servants." That helped. I know people like that.

DETAILS: Marie Antoinette was famously beheaded. Your Inglourious Basterds character, Bridget von Hammersmark, was strangled to death. Who died better?
Diane Kruger: Bridget von Hammersmark. If I could help kill Hitler and die for that noble cause, that would be great. To be beheaded because you didn't own up to your responsibilities? That seems like a pretty cowardly way to go.

DETAILS: Is it true that everything you know about U.S. history you learned while making the National Treasure movies?
Diane Kruger: Well, a lot of it. I'd never been to the Smithsonian before, so there was a lot that I learned from that movie. I'm sure if you came to France and made a movie about Marie Antoinette, you'd learn a lot about French history.

DETAILS: You're starring in next year's adaption of the sci-fi novel The Host, by Twilight author Stephenie Meyer. Are you bummed there aren't any hunky vampires in it?
Diane Kruger: We still have young, hot boys taking their shirts off. I was actually really excited about this one. I'm a big sci-fi geek, so I loved all the gadgets. My character drives a chrome Lotus, and I have a gas spray that says "Truth" that makes people speak the truth.

DETAILS: Do you wish a spray existed like that in real life?
Diane Kruger: Well, it depends who I'd want to use it on. When it comes to my boyfriend? That would be awesome. I'm not saying he isn't telling the truth, but it would be great to know for sure!

DETAILS: You're dating Joshua Jackson of Dawson's Creek fame. Have you ever tried winning a fight with him by blasting "I Don't Want to Wait"?
Diane Kruger: You know, I've never seen Dawson's Creek! I didn't grow up watching a lot of TV. I was given the whole DVD collection once, but he refused to let me watch it. And I get it—who would want to watch himself as a teenager? I've still never seen it. I think that's why we're together.

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