Kirsten did an interview to The Guardian, that was published today.
She is about to appear on the small screen in the second series of Channel 4’s highly lauded Fargo, loosely based on the 1996 Coen Brothers film of the same name. Dunst’s character, Peggy, is a frustrated 70s small-town wife who dreams of being a celebrity hairdresser. The first series, which starred Martin Freeman and Billy Bob Thornton, scooped three Emmys and two Golden Globes.
“Doing a television show is much, much harder work than film, because you’re doing 10 pages a day. You don’t get that many takes,” she says. “And my character does not stop talking.”
She says her technique for learning lines is “doing it a bunch of times the night before, right before bed… and then you sleep and it’s like: ‘Oh my God, it’s all in my brain.’ It’s amazing!”
Dunst believes a lot of the most interesting work now comes from television rather than film. “People don’t go to the cinema unless it’s an event any more,” she says, picking at the edges of her chicken salad. “So the movie industry is in a weird place, for sure, and the creative people are blossoming on television.”
Why is that? “There are just too many movies being made, I think. So many of them get lost. Too many cooks in the kitchen – the studio’s editing it, the producers are editing it, the director’s editing, too. But everyone has their hand in it, so whose movie is it at the end of the day?” The result, Dunst says, is too much “homogenised” fare, where creativity is suffocated by money.
“People don’t need all the money they’re using. That’s the other thing: when you have too much time, too much money, the creative starts to slip away. It just does.”
You can read the entire interview at The Guardian website.
The current issue of Entertainment Weekly magazine has a review of the new Fargo season, which also features a pretty new promotional image of Kirsten and her co-stars Patrick Wilson and Jesse Plemons. You can find the scans added in our gallery.
The current issue of Entertainment Weekly, dedicated to upcoming tv shows of this fall, has a 6-pages special dedicated to Fargo. Check digital scans added in our gallery.
Another reprint of Gotham spread has been published, this time on Fall issue of Capitol Files. Scans are now added in our gallery:
Our gallery was updated with digital scans of the latest Gotham magazine, featuring Kirsten on cover. The spread was reprinted on Austin Way, with some different pictures, and scans are also added.
Kirsten is the September cover girl of Gotham magazine, and on the issue she chats with friend Julianne Moore about her upcoming film and TV roles, favorite directors, and how taxis can be a girl’s best friend when dealing with New York paparazzi.
On the movie role closest to her own character: “When I was 16 and did ‘Bring It On.’ I was that girl. It was like me being in high school as myself. It wasn’t a stretch at all. I was a cheerleader, my best friend was a cheerleader. I wasn’t in competitions, but I watched them on TV.”
On being the first major celebrity to wear Rodarte: “I have worked with these stylists, Nina and Clare Hallworth, since I was very young, and they introduced me to Rodarte’s clothes. Then I met [designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy] and we became fast friends.”
On the best fashion advice she’s ever received: “I don’t think I’ve ever gotten advice. It’s more that I had really good influences. When I was 16, I was working with Sofia Coppola, who is one of the chicest women I’ve ever met. And my mom was always into fashion. She lived in Germany for 10 years and had a lot of old Kenzo in her closet.”
Digital scans of latest Town & Country magazine featuring Kirsten on cover has now been added into our gallery.
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Kirsten is currently featured on September issue of Town & Country magazine, in a beautiful photoshoot by Cedric Buchet that you can find in our gallery.
On the interview, Kirsten is speaking out about what she calls the “unfair” and “really ridiculous” expectations that actors have placed on them today.
“What people expect of an actor is totally ridiculous, it’s unfair that an artist is expected to speak really well in public and have skin tough enough to withstand sometimes really hurtful criticism, but also, in order to do the job, be really sensitive and in touch with their feelings.”
Kirsten says she’s learned to get through it by staying true to her personality. “So all you can do is be yourself – just be who the hell you are”.
Dunst says that a changing mentality in Hollywood has helped make things better for women in the industry. While on set for the Spider-Man movies in 2002 and 2004, the actress felt like she was in an all-boys club, but she says her recent projects have been different.
“But the older I get, the less I feel that way. What I’ve found is that the cool guys now want to hang out with the cool girls,” she says.
She also opens up about her love, actor Garrett Hedlund, in the interview.
“We’ve been together for three and a half years, so, yes, it’s going really well. We’re the same age. We have similar backgrounds,” she says, adding, “He feels like family to me.”
Read the full article on Town & Country magazine and come back later for scans.