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John / September 19th, 2014

On Tuesday Kirsten was a guest on “The View”. I’ve added some pics to the gallery & you can watch the video of Kirsten being interviewed on the show here.


John / September 18th, 2014

Yesterday (Tuesday) Kirsten was interviewed on “The Today Show”. I’ve added pics to the gallery & you can watch the interview here.


John / September 10th, 2014

The Fall/Winter issue of Vs. Magazine is on sale now. Kirsten is on the cover of the magazine & also features in a stunning Fashion Spread by photographer Kayt Jones.

Visit to see the Fashion Spread & read an interesting interview with Kirsten.

John / August 6th, 2014

Kirsten is on the cover of the September 2014 issue of “Red” magazine, which goes on sale in the U.K tomorrow. I’ve added the cover to the gallery & here’s part of Kirstens Red magazine interview.

Modern Muse

Chill out, watch movies in bed and make sure you have a great pair of jeans… Kirsten Dunst’s happiness manifesto sounds pretty good to us. Rosamund Dean meets the very sorted star.

Few actresses have had as many iconic roles as Kirsten Dunst. As muse to director Sofia Coppola, she starred in the beautiful, tragic The Virgin Suicides and as a very rock ’n’ roll Marie Antoinette. She has been in some of cinema’s most visually impactful moments: just think of that memorable kiss with a rain-drenched, upside-down Spider-Man. And, in recent film The Two Faces Of January, Dunst became a serious summer style crush with her slim-cut 1960s dresses and wide-brimmed boater hats.

Sitting in London’s Soho Hotel on a stifling afternoon, dressed in a distinctly more 2014 look of black jeans, Burberry shirt and Saint Laurent blazer, Dunst flashes me that famous dimpled, snaggletooth grin. She’s here in the UK for the whole of the summer, hanging out with her actor friends, and loving every minute if it.

‘It’s perfect because Oscar [Isaac, with whom she starred in The Two Faces Of January] is here filming the new Star Wars movie, and I’m here because my boyfriend’s working in London all summer,’ she says of her other half, actor Garrett Hedlund, who’s busy filming Peter Pan back-story blockbuster Pan. ‘I’ve told Oscar to get an apartment in our neighbourhood so we can all hang out together.’

Dunst and Hedlund have been together since meeting on the set of On The Road in 2011, in which she played his unhappy wife who was left holding the baby while he cavorted off with his beat-poet friends. ‘Garrett and Oscar have been friends for years,’ she explains, tucking her tousled blonde hair behind her ear, ‘and also Max Minghella [the actor son of late director Anthony Minghella] is a really good friend of mine and he’s here, too. So me, Max, Garrett and Oscar are this funny little group that are spending summer together in London…’

Rosamund Dean, Red Magazine


John / July 13th, 2014

(Here is the English translation of Kirstens “Marie Claire” interview. Many thanks to The Invisible Fan for the translation. I would just like to add my congratulations & best wishes to Molly (& her husband Clint!) now we have official confirmation that she is pregnant).

Kirsten Dunst, L.A. Girl

Los Angeles appeal led us to one of its angels, who lives on the verge of a quiet lake of The Valley. The image wavy of L’Oréal professionnel, the actress talked to us during a break in the filming of Jeff Nichols’s movie. Ultra-cool, ultra-blonde, and remarkable.

She grew up in The Valley and represents the California Girl raised in the open air and who has success in independant cinema. First movie at 6 year old for Woody Allen (who refuses to give her an ice-cream on stage), a movie kiss with Brad Pitt at 11 (“Interview With a Vampire” from Neil Jordan), “Virgin Suicides” at 17 (from Sofia Coppola), “Spider-Man 1, 2, and 3” (from Sam Raimi) for the commercial recognition, magnificent melancholic with an intimate resonance for Lars Von Trier (“Melancholia”)… she has built a career under the shell of the Los Angeles sun. A saturday in Hollywood, then, her feet in black flip-flops, and wearing a small flowered vintage dress, she appeared to give a kiss to her friends who were going to transform her into a princess for the magazine (and Nike free). [Note by John: I think this bit might actually mean Kirsten embraced the people doing her hair and make-up for the magazine shoot]. The hair creased by the week end torpor, XL glasses to face the ultra-blue sky with cactus, swimming pool, and a breathtaking view of Silver Lake. In the cinema in “The Two Faces of January” (from Hussein Amini), she speaks about herself, on a terrace in the shade, like an ultra-relaxed “L.A. Girl”.

Marie-Claire : How old were you when you arrived at Los Angeles ?

Kirsten Dunst : 10 years old, I grew up in The Valley.

What makes you an L.A. Girl ? 

California is very relaxed, and I think it rubs off on peoples personalities. We have mountains, a true sense of living outdoor, the weather is always good, no one worries about rain or cold. Okay, New-Yorkers say that sunshine softens our brains ! (Laughs). Here, people are not in a hurry, there is the beach… it is easy to get sucked into the idleness.

Where do you live ?

In The Valley. It’s quiet and with a family atmosphere. People who live here aren’t under the spotlight and don’t care to know who’s who. The other side of the hills (West Hollywood) is much too trendy for me.

What are your biggest daily pleasures ?

Nothing particularly exciting ! To spend time with my girlfriends, to do nothing, to go to the cinema, to hang with them at home, to eat. To spend time with my lover (Garrett Hedlund). I live close to my mum, I like to go and play with her animals. I’m very close to my family. When you are in this business it’s important to remain down to earth. Eventually to be close to your family is important for everyone.

But it’s not always easy ?

Sometimes my mother exasperates me beyond belief, but it’s nothing serious. A clear frame has to be set. She came and see me while I was filming in New Orleans, she lived in my room, we shared the same bed. I thought she would get on my nerves, but we had a great time.

You seem to live in the real world, which can be difficult for an actress. How do you do that ?

I’m very confident in myself. What drives an actress crazy is insecurity. Insecurity about her body, insecurity about her career. If I weren’t an actress, I’d have a life though. I love my occupation, it is very importance for me, but it doesn’t drive me crazy. I don’t do crazy diets. My hope is to have a true acting career, I’m not just into celebrity and into physique. My unique experience is from filming, but I don’t put in that all my value.

What are you addicted to : cigarettes, alcohol, sex, sport ?

I smoke a little bit, that’s very bad. I have to stop, it’s so stupid. It’s the only bad thing I do.

Is it difficult to resist drugs ?

No ! Drugs scare me. I know my body, it is so fragile. Even if it’s written on the box that you can take two aspirins, I only take one. I prefer a glass of champagne or a margarita to any drugs.

What do you dislike in yourself ?

When I haven’t worked for a while, I become a little bit depressed… If I wasn’t in love, I would probably be anguished. I am 32 and my mother asks me all the time “When will you have children ? We want to have grandchildren !” I reply “At least, I am with someone I love.” Some of my friends are older than 30 and don’t have boyfriends, that is very difficult in Los Angeles. At this age, you want to get married and have children.

Do you want to have children ?

My best friend, Molly, is pregnant – to your magazine I can tell – and I would have liked to be at the same time, so we could have stopped drinking together ! (Laughs). I’ll probably be in two years. With my brother, we have a difference of five years, and it’s too much. Nowadays, we get on well, but as kids, we used to kill one another. We pulled our hair to death. But perhaps with a smaller age difference it wouldn’t have changed anything.

Do you want to get married ?

I do ! I grew up watching Disney movies and this has always be my dream. I cannot wait.

Do you think it’s possible to spend one’s whole life with the same man ?

I like this idea very much. But who knows ? Maybe in 20 years, I’ll only speak about Divorce ! I think it remains possible if you manage to keep trust and desire. It also helps to be different from each other. I wish for my friends to find a man who is neither a musician, nor an actor, or a producer… rather a kind doctor, you see ! In Los Angeles, men are very feminine, and that’s a problem. They use cosmetics, pay attention to their appearence… it’s very difficult to find a manly man here.

What immediately attracts you in a man ?

His vibe, what he projects. But each time I fell madly in love, it turned bad. Conversely, each nice relationship has been nice because I learnt how to love the person, which took time. It’s not obvious to find a good guy, who treats women correctly, and has good manners. I like old school men, those who don’t let you pay the bill. Sorry, but that’s how it is !

And what do you find repellent ?

Having too much ego. It’s a deconnection with life, with all that happens around you.

As an actress, have you felt some pressures on your physique ?

Due to my way of life and the place where I live, I don’t feel any pressure. At certain moments, I know that I have to stop eating all I want, and go back to sport. The only pressure on me is any I set myself.

Did producers not put pressure on you?

No, thank God ! Ah, one day, someone told me : “You should go and see my dentist, he’s a genius and maybe he’ll be able to arrange your teeth”. I was in dismay. My mother wanted me to wear braces when I was a kid, I never did. Fortunately, I met Sofia (Coppola) who always told me on “The Virgin Suicides.” : “I love your teeth, I really love your teeth.” So if the coolest girl loves my teeth, fuck the hollywood producer who wants me to be perfect !

In “The Two Faces of January” your husband is a liar and a scammer. Could you fall in love with a bad boy ?

I already did, of course ! Some boys really played with my heart. And with my head. I was really foolish. I loved bad boys too much ! But I’m lucky, I have learnt quickly from my mistakes and illusions.

Can you tell me, in one phrase, who Kirsten Dunst is ?

I am a female human being. I think I am funny and intuitive.

John / July 8th, 2014

Kirsten is on the cover of “The Selfie Issue” of Flaunt Magazine which goes on sale on July 26th. The magazine features a great photoshoot by photographer Jason Hetherington (which I’ve added to the gallery) & an interesting interview with Kirsten that you can read here.


John / June 21st, 2014

(Here is the English translation of Kirsten’s “Madame Figaro” interview. Thanks to The Invisible Fan for the translation).

The child-star who became a superstar can play everything. In The Two Faces of January, she swims in troubled waters. Under the Californian sunshine, the glamorous actress, muse of l’Oréal Professionnel, confides herself.

Seeing a candid and smiling Kirsten Dunst arriving for breakfast, at Chateau Marmont in Hollywood, it’s hard to conceive she has worked on movie-sets for nearly 3 decades – an eternity for one who has just turned 32. Cast for an advert (for cereals) at an age when her friends were just learning how to talk, chosen by Woody Allen some years after to portray his daughter in a short film (Oedipus Wrecks, based on the segmented-movie New York Stories), noticed at 12, for a troubling kiss received from Brad Pitt in Interview with a Vampire, then established as a nymph at the age of 17 in Sofia Coppola’s The Virgin suicides, Kirsten Dunst was a child star. One of the most dazzling ever.

If there is a reality which is (unfortunately) verified so many times, it is the fact that the spotlight can burn unwise butterflies’ wings – ask Lindsay Lohan or Drew Barrymore… To play this game, you have to stay neither too close, nor too far from the light, and Kirsten has always played this game brilliantly. So when she had to negotiate the transition to adulthood, the actress just did it simply : red haired, and upside down for a mythical kiss – this time to Tobey Maguire – in one of the biggest success of the 2000’s – Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man. After that, building her career with patience, between popular cinema and art-house movies, between bright characters and languid young women, she obtained the Best Actress Prize in Cannes in 2011, with her darkest role in Lars Von Trier’s Melancholia.

Having seen her so glamorous with Viggo Mortensen in The Two Faces of January, from Hossein Amini (in theatres on June 18th), and not less well dressed for the l’Oréal Professionnel hair care advert campaign, we expected to meet a superstar acting like a superstar. On the contrary, the one who answered our questions around a green smoothie was a charismatic, spontaneous, and charming young woman, and so disarmingly natural.

Madame Figaro – You’ve been acting for 29 years. What is your secret to last ?

Kirsten Dunst. – There’s no secret : everything depends on your choices. And the people that surround you. If you work with the right people you progress and last. It’s up to you. After Melancholia, do you know how many roles for depressed parts I was offered ? Fortunately, I did Bachelorette just after, a comedy, and this choice has relaunched me in other direction.

Would you like to do more comedies ?

Sure, but it depends on who the director is. Comedy requires a lot of energy, it’s harder than it looks. I think I’d like to do a film with Judd Apatow (Knocked Up, This Is 40).

A theory says each actor needs to be revealed to himself by a director, who can reveal his potentials. Who played this role for you ?

Without hesitation I would say Sofia Coppola with The Virgin Suicides. I was a teenager and she revealed the woman inside me, showing me what I was capable of, she has shaped me like no one else did. We’re still very close but, as she lives in New York, I don’t see her as often as I would like.

In 2011, you won the Best Actress Prize for Lars Von Trier’s Melancholia, at The Cannes International Film Festival. Has this award Impacted on the way you are considered in Hollywood ?

No, not really… You know, Cannes is very far, very exotic. It does not have the same impact as the Oscars have. Conversely, for these who are closely interested in cinema, it is quite prestigious. So it hasn’t changed anything, but I am very proud of it !

Did you have a happy childhood, despite the fact you were working at a very young age ?

I was enrolled in normal schools, and I had a tutor when I was working on a film. In fact, I had a fairly normal adolescence. I was in high school, I was dancing, I had a very balanced group of friends.

And if you had kids, would you like them to follow the same path as yourself ?

That’s a complex question. Of course I would like them to be happy, and if playing comedy makes them happy, I won’t prevent them. But I won’t push them. Especially not when they are young. I experienced it myself, and even though things went well for me, it’s still very hard. Besides, I’m not sure I want to raise my kids in Los Angeles. If I hadn’t grown up in this city I think I would hate it. I’m currently filming in New Orleans a movie called Midnight Special, and it reminded me how nice it is to be able to move without being followed by a mob of paparazzi constantly.

Can you tell us more about Midnight Special ?

I play the mother of a child who possesses special powers and who is pursued. When the movie starts, I haven’t seen my son for two years, because I have been excluded from the christian sect we both belong to. It’s a movie dealing with fugitives, including fantastic elements. It looks a little like Steven Spielberg’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

Are you proud of all your Films ?

I’ve probably done a few movies when I was young that I would not be particularly proud of today. However I accepted all of them for valid reasons. Some turned out bad but I learned from them. So yes, I’m proud of my choices. I grew up in a European atmosphere : my father is German, and my parents worked in Europe for a long time. It gave me a particular sensitivity, I think. I feel more appreciated, more special, in France. In the United States, if you are not in the latest superhero movie, people forget you. In France, it’s different, people still talk to me a lot about my former roles, or about more underground stuff.

What is your definition of glamour ?

To me, someone who is glamorous has self confidence without arrogance. It is something that should be natural, without effort. Without sounding smarmy, I find that the French often approach this ideal.

Which actress best symbolizes glamour ? 

The first that comes to mind is Charlotte Rampling. She’s one of the world most beautiful women in the world, even with the years. Moreover she’s extremely nice, it’s a joy to work with her. I also like Gena Rowlands, Anjelica Huston, Julianne Moore… confident women, who don’t try to prove anything. It is a quality that is lost among young actresses.

Which director would you like to work with ?

There are many… (she reflects). To start, Michael Haneke : he has a magnificent style and knows how to film actresses. And I speak german, I think it might be an advantage ! Also Quentin Tarantino.

That is a big difference !

Yes, so what ? This is precisely the pleasure of being an actress : you can go from one universe to another without being accountable.

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