Kruger Cross-es Bridge to drama
DIANE Kruger is fascinated by women who are not what they seem. Kruger (pictured) plays Detective Sonya Cross in US TV crime series The Bridge. Kruger’s character has Asperger’s syndrome, which makes her awkward in social situations, sometimes difficult to work with and interesting to observe. The German star took the role because of the multi-layered aspect of her character. ‘‘I wouldn’t have signed on to the show if she were a regular hard-ass cop,’’ Kruger says. ‘‘I’m fascinated by women who appear to be one thing and then really are not. It’s a continuous challenge to make her real, to portray someone who has the condition but who is good at what she does.’’ Kruger says the role challenges the notion of what a popular TV character should be. She’s now warmed to the entire genre of drama series as a result. ‘‘I love that people will invest time into (TV) shows and you don’t have to be this likeable character from the get-go,’’ Kruger says. ‘‘What is interesting to me is showing a complete picture of a very humane person.’’
The Bridge: Thursdays, 3.30pm, 8.30pm, FX.