Benoît Jacquot's latest film Farewell My Queen - Les Adieux à la Reine is currently out in limited release in the US. It sees Diane Kruger take on the role of Marie Antoinette in her final days at Versailles before the outbreak of the Revolution.
Most actresses hit the books and watch old movies to prep for a role as lofty as the Queen of France, Kruger had another source to tap into in the form of good friend and Chanel Creative Director Karl Lagerfeld.
"One of the most cultured people I know is Karl Lagerfeld. I've known him since I was 16 years old and today he's both a friend and a neighbor. He is obsessed with Versailles and Marie Antoinette. When I got the part of the queen, he was one of the first people I called and I walked over to his home and picked his brain for inspiration."
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by Alessia Domanico
Writer17 July 2012