Diane Kruger used to be manipulative in relationships. The 37-year-old actress says playing crafty bride-to-be Isabelle in French film A Perfect Plan
, which is out in the UK this June, has made her realize she's been guilty of using her womanly charms to her advantage in the past when it comes to men. She told Stylist
magazine: ''Maybe [I'm] not like Isabelle, but I've certainly been guilty in the past of being slightly manipulative when it comes to boyfriends. I think, as women, we know instinctively how to push men's buttons. We know which fights to pick and which to leave. And we know that if we pick a certain type of dress, we'll get a certain type of
reaction.'' Diane, who has been dating Dawson's Creek
actor Joshua Jackson since 2006, went on to say she believes falling in love is all about the right timing. She pondered: ''As you grow older, you realize a lot of it has to do with timing and what phase you're in. Obviously, you don't choose the person you fall in love with. But whether or not you, as a person, are ready for that love is a different question.''