Diane Kruger Is a Master Manipulator with Accents

Her French accent gets her out of speeding tickets.

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Diane Kruger is always fabulous in any role. In real life, she's also always fabulous with any accent. Kruger, who was born in Germany, lives part-time in France and does a lot of work there in French films. As a result, she has killer accent skills, able to go between German, French, and American accents flawlessly.

Kruger stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Friday to promote her new thriller, Disorder.

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During the interview, Colbert drilled her on her accents—and which ones she uses to manipulate different situations. While the French accent has helped Kruger get out of speeding tickets and land upgrades on airplanes, her German accent came out hilariously—complete with an accidental F-bomb—when she was prompted to imagine she needed help at an electronics store.

Note to self: Don't cross Diane Kruger when she needs her wifi fixed.

Kayleigh Roberts
Weekend Editor

Kayleigh Roberts is a freelance writer and editor with more than 10 years of professional experience. Her byline has appeared in Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, The Atlantic, Allure, Entertainment Weekly, MTV, Bustle, Refinery29, Girls’ Life Magazine, Just Jared, and Tiger Beat, among other publications. She's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.