Eliminated by Kuznetsova in the last sixteen at Roland Garros, Angelique Kerber had plenty of time to indulge her second passion: cinema. The German took advantage of her week off to watch a few movies, including Iron Man 3.
On your website, you claim to be a big Julia Roberts fan. What’s your favourite movie of hers?
Pretty Woman of course. I’ve seen it at least one hundred times. And it always has the same effect on me. It makes me go through so many emotions that I can watch it when I’m happy or sad, it doesn’t matter.
You’re also a big Cameron Diaz fan apparently…
Indeed. Especially since Something about Mary, which is my favourite movie of hers. She is gorgeous and acts so naturally that I have adored her since. Literally.
A movie you’re ashamed to have seen?
The Fast & The Furious, for example?
I saw it and I’m not ashamed of it! (laughs) I love race cars, speed… I also love cheesy romantic comedies and I’m not ashamed to admit it.
The last time you left the cinema before the end of a movie?
I don’t remember the name of the movie but it was two weeks ago, at home, in Germany. The movie is still in the theatres. It was a horror movie. After 15 minutes, I thought: “Well, that’s not for me”. The story wasn’t making any sense.
Why did you choose to see this movie then?
It was my friend who wanted to see it so I said yes. It was her turn. We alternate so that I choose a movie, then she chooses.
What’s your first movie memory from when you were a kid?
Disney’s The Lion King. And I’m pretty sure I didn’t cry! (laughs)
The last movie that made you cry?
The Notebook. I didn’t cry throughout the whole movie but it made me sad quite a few times.
The last movie you’ve seen?
I saw Iron Man 3 this week. I hadn’t seen the second one but fortunately the second one had nothing to do with the third. Did I like it? Yeah, it’s a really good movie.
Who’s the sexiest actress working today?
I love Reese Witherspoon.
And finally last question: Rocky or Rambo?
Rocky, beyond a shadow of a doubt. I even went to see Rocky, the Musical in Hamburg, so you get the idea…
Interview by Maxime Marchon