“The Infiltrator” star Diane Kruger is speaking out about Hollywood’s gender pay gap, saying she has “yet to be paid the same amount as a male costar.
“And absolutely I’ve been labeled a bitch, or difficult to work with, when I’ve spoken up about something. Or it’s, ‘She doesn’t really know what she’s talking about,'” she said in the new issue of Town & Country.
Kruger also talked about realizing that early in her career, she has allowed her success to go to her head.
“I had become arrogant,” she said. “I had been a model, I spoke three languages, I had a career. I felt I had it all figured out. And then I realized that I was living this very privileged life in my own bubble that I created and I [didn’t] know anything about what [was] really going on in the world and I didn’t ask enough questions.”
“I made a lot of different choices,” she continued. “I cut people out of my life who I felt were enabling my bubble.”
Kruger appears with Bryan Cranston in “The Infiltrator,” which is based on the true story of a U.S. Customs Agent who went undercover as a money launderer for Pablo Escobar’s Medellin Cartel.