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John / August 25th, 2019

The first 2 episodes of ‘On Becoming a God in Central Florida’ air on Showtime this evening. Episode 1 starts at 10pm Eastern Time followed by episode 2 at 10.45pm.

John / August 21st, 2019

Here’s the second official trailer for On Becoming a God in Central Florida.

John / August 16th, 2019

Kirsten was a guest on last nights edition of ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’. Here’s the video.

John / August 15th, 2019

Kirsten was interviewed at the BUILD studios in New York this morning. Here’s the video.

John / August 15th, 2019

This morning Kirsten was interviewed on The Today Show. Here’s the video.

John / August 11th, 2019

This Thursday (August 15th) Kirsten will be a guest on ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’. The show airs at 11.35 pm Eastern Time on CBS. Earlier in the day she will be attending the BUILD studios in New York to promote “On Becoming a God in Central Florida”.

John / August 10th, 2019

Here’s another promotional video for ‘On Becoming a God in Central Florida’.

John / August 10th, 2019

Kirsten Dunst is without question an experienced actress. She’s been acting since childhood but the 37-year-old found herself in ‘a totally new world’ when she began filming Showtime’s new comedy series, On Becoming a God in Central Florida, in which she plays wife and mother, Krystal Stubbs, who gets involved in a pyramid scheme that nearly destroys herself and her family in 1992.

Dunst not only stars in the series alongside Big Little Lies actor Alexander Skarsgård but she’s an executive producer too.

During the 2019 TCA Summer press tour — there’s already talk of Dunst receiving an Emmy nomination for her role, according to PopSugar — Dunst discussed how she felt about the series when she first read the script and how challenging it proved to be to get the show made.
“I have to say, this material was just so special to me,” she told the audience. “It’s been three years now, and we’ve really had a little bit of a roller coaster of how this show actually got made to now being at Showtime,” Dunst added.

She also revealed there were more than a few times she doubted the show would even happen. “We worked hard. There were so many times where I was like ‘I don’t know if I can do this.’ … So it was a lot of hard work, but I knew reading that first episode, I was like ‘This is one of the best things I’ve read,’” she said.

Dunst also said that as a new mom, she is very concerned about Krystal’s baby daughter because she didn’t want that to be something the show simply forgot about, which sometimes happens on TV shows. She also didn’t want to miss the opportunity for comedy that a baby can provide.

As a new mother, Dunst brought a fresh perspective to the show. She and her fiancé, Jesse Plemons (Friday Night Lights), whom she met on the set of Fargo, welcomed a son, Ennis Howard Plemon, in 2018. During the event, Dunst said including Stubbs’s daughter in scenes was important to her because the child provided an element of comedy plus it needed to be more realistic compared to shows that simply forget about babies in scenes and leave viewers wondering where the child is at that particular moment.

“Every episode we would get, I’d be like, ‘We gotta have that baby in there. We gotta have that baby in there,’” Dunst said. “I always thought about Raising Arizona and how well they used the baby because you should use it for comedy. Like, we have this baby, but then, you know, there’s that other side to it that you’re worried about time . . . it’s such a big part of Krystal, obviously.”

She continued, “And for me having a baby, I had a whole other perspective of babies on set and how to interact and all that stuff. It was a totally new world for me, but also I felt more comfortable.”

Talking about going back to work after having a baby she said, “It’s so much easier to go back to work than it is to be a stay-at-home mom. I was like, ‘bye’ to my mother-in-law [who watches her son while she’s at work]! I was like, [phew!],” she told the audience.

Mandi Kerr, Showbiz CheatSheet

John / August 9th, 2019

The last time we talked to the lovely Kirsten Dunst was when she portrayed Edwina Dabney in “The Beguiled” two years ago. Now 37 and engaged to her “Fargo” co-star Jesse Plemons, 31, Kirsten looked happy and contented. A new mom, Kirsten is now the mother of a 15-month-old son Ennis Howard Plemons.

We interviewed her recently and she talked about love, motherhood and her new TV series, “On Becoming a God in Central Florida.” The dark comedy television series, created by Robert Funke and Matt Lutsky is about Krystal Gill, a minimum-wage-earning water park employee who schemes her way up the ranks of Founders American Merchandise, a multi-billion dollar pyramid scheme that ruined her family.

Below are excerpts of our conversation with Kirsten:

What attracted you to the role?

For me, it was the script and the role. I hadn’t read a woman like this. I knew that whatever this journey of a character would go on would be ruthless and so challenging, and I could just lay it all on the line. It was going to be a challenging but very freeing role for me.

In what way did you relate to your character?

I read the script before I was pregnant and had a child. So, it was a fit for me then just because she was such a great female character. There aren’t that many great roles like this. It’s just, she puts it all on the line and is fearless and will get whatever she wants. So, I just loved that. I just hadn’t read a role like that. And I love comedy and dark comedy, just the whole gamut of all of that. And then, after I had a kid, I was like, “Oh! This is even more fitting now, because I don’t have to ask the mother on set, ‘Oh, when you feed them, how would you do this or that?’” Now I knew all that stuff instinctually, so it was fine.

How has motherhood changed you?

Having that much joy in your life, no matter how you feel, personally, waking up and seeing that face is the best thing in the world. That sweet, smiling face just looking at you. Having so much pure love, and just watching him grow and change every day, is really the most special thing in the world. So, for me, I just feel like just being able to watch him grow up and make me laugh and all these things, I’m just so grateful that I get to experience that.

What surprised you about motherhood?

It’s just very tiring. I guess that it really does take a village, it really does. Like, friends come over, “I’m here’s the baby, bye.” Whenever you have a second to yourself, it’s just like, “Here you go. Here you go.” I never thought I’d be giving him away as much as I do. I’m like, “Have him? Yeah!” Yeah. So, we have friends come over to the house all the time, everyone likes to hang out at our house anyway. We’re one of those communal households. So, whenever I have a chance to have a time for myself, I do.

Have your sleeping patterns changed?

For a while, I had a really hard time sleeping, because I always had the monitor on my side. I moved it to Jesse’s side, now I sleep great. Because dads don’t have that inner, you know what I mean? So, I keep it on his side, and I sleep much better.

Do you have a motherly role model?

I don’t know. I’m just navigating what I think instinctually. And then I’ll ask friends and things, but there’s no one role model. I’ll just ask everybody for help or what they think.

Now that you are a parent, how has your relationship with Jesse changed?

I think, because we started out such good friends, the communication is very great. He’s like my best friend. So, it’s not like, I only feel like, that it’s made us more connected. You know, responsibilities, I feel like women often take, because our brains just work in a different way, I think that we take a lot of the anxiety, fear, and of what’s going to happen. I have so many awful thoughts that pass through my head, they couldn’t possibly happen. And I don’t think he has that. But it’s nice to have that balance too, because then he’s like, “Relax, it’s fine.” You know what I mean? So, it’s good to have a balance.

What have you learned from past relationships?

I just found my best friend. I think I got very lucky. And I knew he was a soulmate of mine; I didn’t know what capacity that would present itself.

Your character is able to read through B.S. Since you grew up in the industry, where did your ability to know who you are come from?

I think it’s a moment-by-moment thing, sometimes. I don’t know. Sometimes you can wake up and like, “Uh, I’m not in the mood.” And then you’re like, you just have to be present and see what other people give you. And you can either have an openness, which I think I do, or you can just stay in a rut, and in your own world. But I like people. So, always the days where I feel like it’s going to be not the greatest, turn out to be good, because I didn’t expect something.

You have a new show and a new family so it looks like a wonderful time in your life. Can you talk a little bit more about it?

I’m very emotional about it, because I had a baby and then I had this baby (the show). So it’s like watching these things develop and grow. And just, if someone likes it or whatever. I just have so much pride, so I’m just going to allow myself to be really proud and happy.

What attributes do you have for making a good motivator?

I grew up in this business for a long time, and part of being an actor is keeping a childlike sense of things. But also, I think that you’re getting savvy and protecting yourself in this industry, and not letting it take a hold of you in any negative way is an important thing. Because it can be very hard, especially if you’re a true artist. It can be very disappointing.

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John / July 31st, 2019

Here’s a nice video of Kirsten talking about “On Becoming a God in Central Florida”.

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