Cast member Diane Kruger poses at the premiere of "The Host" in Hollywood, California March 19, 2013. The movie opens in the U.S. on March 29. (Photo : REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT))
Add Diane Kruger to the list of actors who want to work on the upcoming "Star Wars" movies.
The German thespian, next seen in "The Host," admitted a fascination for science-fiction and even mentioned George Lucas' inter-galactic space opera as her first inspiration. "Star Wars was my first love," Kruger told Latinos Post reporter David Salazar as well as representatives from Latina.com and the Daily News during a roundtable discussion on Tuesday in New York.
When asked if she would be interested in working on J.J. Abram's upcoming installment, Kruger responded, "I would love to be in Star Wars. Are you kidding?" She did ponder whether there might be a role for her. Other actors that have never worked on a "Star Wars" film but have disclosed a desire to work on the upcoming iteration include Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Keri Russell, and Olivia Munn.
How much does she love "Star Wars?" Enough to wear a Darth Vader mask to Comic-Con. "I had to go to Comic-Con one year," she revealed. "I put on a Darth Vader mask and walked the grounds. It was so cool!"
Kruger also expressed interest in working on a blockbuster Superhero film. "I'm not sure who I'd be right for, but I'd love it," she admitted.
The actress will be seen in the upcoming "The Host," a film based off of Stephenie Meyer's latest novel. The film tells the story of an alien race called souls that has inhabited human bodies to help improve the planet. Kruger plays a Seeker, an alien whose task is to find the remaining human rebels in order to implant them with other aliens. "I've been wanting to be in a sci-fi movie forever," she explained when asked what drew her to the role. "Those characters are always larger than life and your imagination can run wild."
After "The Host," Kruger will be seen in a crime-drama series for FX called "The Bridge" in which she will play a detective with asperger syndrome. She unveiled that her orphaned character gets taken in by a detective after the death of her sister. She eventually becomes obsessed with death and murder. "She is a sort of functioning person in this police world," she added.
"The Host" premieres in theaters on Friday March 29, 2013.