Diane Kruger Discusses Acting Journey And Return To Germany With ‘In The Fade’

With In The Fade, Diane Kruger plays Katja, a street smart woman who loses her husband and son in a bombing attack. Stricken with grief, Katja attempts to find justice and possibly dole out a bit of retribution amidst this tragedy. Details on how Kruger (which includes audio from the actress) prepared for the film is featured after the jump.

In The Fade
Diane Kruger and Rafael Santana in IN THE FADE, a Magnolia Pictures release. Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures.

To immerse herself in the story, Kruger spent six months of pre-production getting ready for the Fatih Akin directed and Hamburg set project. Research included attending self-help groups in New York and temporarily returning to temporarily live in Germany (she hasn’t resided in her home country for over 25 years).

“As time passed and I was able to observe and witness what those families were going through and listening to the individual stories,” said Kruger. “It kind of started to creep up in me and haunt me. The stories – I couldn’t think about anything else. Slowly but surely, I got there. I realized what they were going through. Vengeance is a feeling that most people have in one shape or form”



Click on the audio below to hear Kruger talk about her acting process throughout the In The Fade production:

*Audio provided by Angela Dawson

Kruger received the Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival for her work in the film, and In The Fade has also received Golden Globe and Critics Choice nods for Best Foreign Film.

As for California dates, In The Fade expands Friday, January 5th and will be playing at Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino and Edwards Westpark 8 in Irvine.  For more release date info, check out the film’s Facebook Page.

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