In my experience, the Germans I have known are direct, practical and speak better English than me. German actress Diane Kruger displayed all those qualities in a recent Vulture interview where she talked about the end of the road for her 10 year long relationship with Joshua Jackson. Diane’s got a German language movie coming out where she plays a woman “whose Turkish husband and son are killed in a neo-Nazi terrorist attack” called In The Fade. While filming that movie both her Oma and her stepfather died and she broke up with Joshua.
According to Vulture:
She describes the experience [the break-up] as sad and inevitable rather than angry or anxiety-inducing. (“It wasn’t like an urgent, ‘Oh my god, I can’t sleep at night’ thing.”) In many ways, she sounds like it was a relief to go into the shoot without being tied to a failing relationship. “Actually, it felt liberating,” she says, “because I didn’t have to worry about that anymore, so I could immerse myself 100 percent into something else. I felt like I did nothing else but that. Nobody came to visit me, I didn’t have to worry about anything else but this.” Didn’t she miss the support system, though? “I didn’t want one,” she says. “It’s a distraction.”
Ouch, poor distracting Joshua! Always popping in on set to visit with a plate of fresh baked cookies for the crew and a sweet kiss on the forehead for his girl. Ain’t nobody got time for that! And while I’m contractually obligated to be on #teampacey at all times, I totally feel where Diane’s coming from. Already dead relationships are the worst.
While she didn’t get into any specifics, Diane says that she is the one who pulled the trigger on the relationship and that it was “something that was a long time coming”.
“Also we broke up many months before we said we were broken up, so by the time I made that decision, it didn’t feel like it was so urgent anymore. You don’t break up overnight after ten years, you know what I mean?”
Once Diane cut out the hunk (Joshua can get it, all day everyday. Call me!) she was free to focus on her work which included visiting the families of murder victims and dealing with her own grief. This is German for “I went about my business like a grown woman”. She also confirmed that she’s with Norman Reedus (downgrade), who she may or may not cheated with, but says that marriage is “something one should only do when very old, after having spent a lifetime with someone”. So Sorry, Joshua. Your relationship only lasted the lifetime of a large German Shepherd with an underlying heart condition so, auf wiedersehen!