Daniel Brühl: English women are funny

Daniel Brühl

Daniel Brühl prefers working with English girls.

The German star appeared largely in films made in his home country, such as Good Bye Lenin!, before his break-out Hollywood role as F1 driver Niki Lauda in last year’s Rush.

He next appears in The Face of an Angel, which stars model-and-actress Cara Delevingne, 21, and A-list star Kate Beckinsale.

When asked if he was enjoying his time on set with Cara, Daniel, 35, was animated.

“Yes, her and Kate Beckinsale have the other big parts in it. Cara’s young and has a lot of positive, enthusiastic energy. When I act with her I remember what it was like when I started,” he gushed to British newspaper Metro.

“Both of them are very funny. I’ve realized English women are very funny in comparison to the Germans. It’s the truth. It’s a fact. It will never change; it’s just a cultural difference. I’m enjoying working with them – it makes life much easier.”

In Rush, the 35-year-old actor starred alongside Chris Hemsworth in the role of racing heartthrob James Hunt.

Daniel felt a little nervous about portraying Niki, who is such a popular figure in German sport.

“It was a huge responsibility, especially since Niki Lauda is still an icon in my home country. I grew up in Cologne and as a kid he was a hero,” he explained.

“We couldn’t be more different so, at first, I was nervous and felt a weight on my shoulders but was given a lot of support by Niki. It was exciting to meet him. I didn’t know if he’d like me or want to answer my questions but fortunately he spent a lot of time helping me. It’s so nice to know he loves the film and my performance. He’s so undiplomatic; he’d have told me if he didn’t.”

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