Diane Kruger during the 44th Annual Cesar Film Awards ceremony held at the Salle Pleyel in Paris, France. Photograph: Berzane-Marechal-Niviere/TNS
Actress Diane Kruger, who has played the role of a spy in The Operative, says she had a dream of playing female James Bond in films.
In an interview to The i Paper, Kruger spoke about her upcoming film and her dream of being the first woman to portray 007 — who is currently played by Daniel Craig.
She said: "I always thought it must be so cool to be James Bond. But the realities of being a spy are closer to what we did. It's cool, but I don't dream about it anymore."
The Operative follows a rogue spy who vanishes while attending her father's funeral. Kruger also insisted that away from the cameras she is a very "introverted" person and it is her acting career that has forced her to be more "outgoing" to her benefit.
"I'm very introverted, in my real life, to a fault. I think I can appear cold or standoffish. I really have to force myself to be outgoing. Acting has, for me, been the opportunity to identity with someone else, be someone else," she added.
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