Diane Kruger is reflecting on an "uncomfortable" moment from the early days of her film career
In a recent conversation at the Variety SXSW Studio, the Swimming with Sharks actress said she has "definitely come across the Weinsteins of this world from the get-go."
Of testing for 2004's Troy, in which she starred as Helen of Troy opposite Brad Pitt, Kruger, 45, said she had "to go to the studio head in costume," not specifying who.
"And I felt like meat, being looked up and down and was asked, 'Why do you think you should be playing this?' " she alleged.
A rep for Warner Bros. Pictures has not responded to PEOPLE's request for comment.