Kruger Cross-es Bridge to drama

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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.

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