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02/20/2011 by Kristina Lopez

Diane Kruger, who stars alongside Liam Neeson and January Jones in the thriller "Unknown," might have had a few odd jobs before nabbing big roles in films like "Troy," "National Treasure," and "Inglourious Basterds."

"I did everything. I delivered newspapers," Kruger says. "I held wake at funerals, I had all sorts of weird jobs. All sorts of jobs."

The German actress went on to explain her morbid job saying, "I don't know if you do this in America, but in Germany, I grew up very Catholic and in Germany to make money you have two little girls that stand in front of the coffins while the priest is holding church." She adds, "And then you walk in front of the coffin before it gets buried and I did that for about two years."

In the film, Liam Neeson's character, Dr. Martin Harris, wakes up after a car accident only to find out that his wife (played by Jones) does not recognize him and that another man has stolen his identity.

He goes on the run and is helped by Kruger's character, which actress described to OnTheRedCarpet.com at the recent Los Angeles premiere for the movie as "an illegal immigrant from Bosnia, slash cab driver slash waitress."

"It's just such an ensemble thing. You can't, you can't shine alone," the actress said. "I find it's very important that I think a cast gets along and that they try to get the best out of each other."

Check out our other interviews with "Unknown" stars Liam Neeson and January Jones.

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