John / June 23rd, 2016

Kirsten Dunst and Patrick Wilson were on opposite ends of the law in the second season of “Fargo.” But Noah Hawley’s acclaimed crime-thriller had a common effect on their careers, putting them back squarely in the mainstream.

Dunst’s repressed Minnesota housewife on “Fargo” hoarded beauty magazines, owned grand dreams that sometimes turned into weird visions and acted out in strange, often scary ways.

“She’s nuts,” Dunst says, laughing.

The versatile actress visited The Envelope recently for a video interview to talk about “Fargo” and her career, part of our series of Emmy season conversations. We so enjoyed the conversation that we asked her to stick around a bit. Here are excerpts from what Dunst said after the cameras were turned off.

We hadn’t seen you much before “Fargo.” Had you made a conscious decision to take something of a break?

I’m someone who waits. And my manager will be like, “You need to work! Look at this script!” But I can’t do it. I physically can’t do it. I think it’s because I’ve been working so long that I’m kind of at a normal person’s retirement age.

You’ve been acting for 30 years …

I started when I was 3 and I just turned 34. I should be a retiree! I’m tired! I’m not hustling. I’m happy to spend my summer off and then work with Sofia [Coppola] in the fall. Do I need to squeeze another project in there? No!

The projects you have made lately have been independent films …

… which don’t pay much. And no one sees. That was what was amazing about “Fargo.” My mom’s saying, “I went to Bloomingdale’s and everyone’s telling me how much they loved ‘Fargo.’” It’s been awhile since anyone has said anything to her.

No Lars von Trier fans in her circle?

[Laughs] I remember I went to that same Bloomingdale’s at the Fashion Square mall in the Valley and I was perusing the shoe section and one of the women came up to me, sweetly, but also curt too, saying, “I miss you in film.” And meanwhile I had done “Melancholia.” I had done films, just not the kind normal audiences would ever seek out and see. So doing “Fargo” was such a relief. People were actually seeing my work.

You spent six months filming “Fargo” in Calgary. Allison Tolman told me Bob Odenkirk was a great advance scout in the first season, finding the bookstore and the good restaurants …

Oh, I found the good restaurant. Model Milk. Such an odd name. We also found the casino. I won a lot of money! I love gambling, but I’m not bad with my money at all. I will take like $300, put it aside and only gamble with that. I’m very conservative. If I win, I walk away for sure. And I won over $1,000 in under two minutes playing slots.

No wonder you don’t need to work. You can fall back on gambling!

[Laughs] I’m not that big of a gambler! I gambled twice over the course of the past year.

It sounds like watching “Fargo” was something of a family activity with you and your mom and your brother.

My only wish is that my grandma could have seen it. She’s from Minnesota and she passed away before I did all this. That was the most heartbreaking thing for me watching it. My grandma would have gotten such a kick out of “Fargo.” We were very close. I was born on her birthday.

Did you incorporate her at all in your work on the show?

Oh, I used everything. A little dash of my grandmother. My dreams. Things that annoy me. People on set. I used everything possible to give my character an inner life that felt grounded. But it’s not like I felt my grandmother’s presence on set. I did have one blatant moment with her though … with a hummingbird. I was driving home from a friend’s house and this hummingbird was in the middle of the street and it wouldn’t move. And it forced me to stop my car. I drove home and told my mom what happened because that’s not in the nature of a hummingbird to do that. They’re always dashing around. And my mom realized that it was the day my grandma passed. So I think it was my grandma saying “hi.”

Glenn Whipp, latimes.com

I’ve added a gorgeous pic of Kirsten taken by Los Angeles Times photographer Kirk McKoy to the gallery.

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John / June 9th, 2016

Here’s the video of Kirsten in conversation with “Mr Robot” actor Rami Malek for Variety’s “Actors on Actors” series.



John / May 8th, 2016

I’ve added to the gallery screencaps of Kirsten on “The Graham Norton Show” last month.

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John / May 6th, 2016

Here’s the first of our new Friday updates featuring ‘flashback’ pics of Kirsten. We’re intending to add flashback updates every Friday that we don’t add new pics. That’s the plan anyway!

To start I’ve added four pics of Kirsten on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” in August 2000 & April 2002.

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John / May 4th, 2016

I’ve added to the gallery a gorgeous set of pics of Kirsten being interviewed on “Lorraine” last month.

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John / April 27th, 2016

I’ve added to the gallery screencaps of Kirsten on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” last month.

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John / April 24th, 2016

I’ve added to the gallery screencaps of Kirsten on “The Ellen Show” last month. Unfortunately I’ve not been able to find a HQ video of the entire interview so some of the screencaps are smaller than the rest. If/when I find a better version I’ll get the smaller screencaps replaced.

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John / April 17th, 2016

On April 2nd Kirsten & “Mr Robot” actor Rami Malek filmed their segment for Season 4 of “Variety Studios Actors on Actors” series. This is a series of candid conversations between leading actors from this seasons most acclaimed television programs. The two episode series will air on PBS SoCal on June 12th & 19th at 7.00 pm (Kirsten & Rami’s conversation will feature in episode 2). The June 7th issue of Variety magazine will also feature the conversation. More details can be found here & here.

As you may know Kirsten & Rami are friends & they both attended Notre Dame High School (Rami graduated a year before Kirsten).

I’ve added some pics of Kirsten & Rami at the filming to the gallery.

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John / April 2nd, 2016

Kirsten was a guest on last nights edition of “The Graham Norton Show”. Here’s a video of most of the show & UK based fans can watch the entire show here. I’ve also added pics to the gallery.

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John / April 1st, 2016

Kirsten was a guest on this mornings edition of “Lorraine” where she was interviewed by host Fiona Phillips (I believe the show was recorded yesterday). Here’s a video of most of the interview & you can watch the full version here.

 



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