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Diane Kruger's Worst Audition Story: 'I Just Got My Stuff and Left'

Diane Kruger, whose new film “In the Fade” comes out Dec. 27, talked about her worst-ever auditioning experience during an interview with rising “Downsizing” actress Hong Chau for Variety‘s “Actors on Actors” series.

Kruger recalled a story about a director “who shall go unnamed” that she once auditioned for. She said she had to learn around 15 pages of dialogue for a film.

“I start the monologue and his cell phone starts ringing in the middle of it. It rings twice or three times and picks it up. He doesn’t say, ‘Oh, I’m sorry.’ He just looks at it and goes, ‘Start again.’”

According to Kruger, his phone rang a second time and he answered. “He literally was making dinner plans. Then he said, ‘Okay, go ahead. Sorry. Start again.’ I did. And the phone rang again,” she said. “I didn’t even let him answer it. I just got my stuff and left. That’s so disrespectful, right? Screw him. That was my worst auditioning experience.”

Season 7 of Variety’s Actors on Actors,” presented by Google Home, will air from Jan. 2-4 at 7 p.m. on PBS SoCal KOCE.

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