Director Lars Von Trier admitted Kirsten Dunst is a better actress than he thought when he gave her a part in his new film.
The American actress, who first found fame as a child star playing a young vampire alongside Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt in ‘Interview with the Vampire’ in 1994, plays Justine in the controversial director’s Melancholia.
The film, which is in the running for the coveted Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, is the story of two sisters and how they deal with the knowledge that another planet is about to crash into earth, destroying it.
Von Trier, who gave the part to Dunst after Spanish actress Penelope Cruz pulled out, said: “I think she’s one hell of an actress. She is much more nuanced that I thought and she has the advantage of having had a depression of her own. All sensible people have.”
Dunst admitted entering rehab for depression in 2008.
The film also features ’24’ star Kiefer Sutherland and Charlotte Gainsbourg, who plays Dunst’s sister.
Von Trier and some of the film’s stars will face the press tomorrow ahead of an official screening at the festival, which runs until May 22.
Kirsten attended the Art of Elysium 3rd Annual Paradis event during the 64th Annual Cannes Film Festival yesterday (May 15th).
Appearances from 2011 > 64th Annual Cannes Film Festival: The Art Of Elysium 3rd Annual Paradis Event
I’ve added new candids from May 13th of Kirsten out in NYC and some from yesterday (May 15th) of Kirsten and Jason at the Eden Roc hotel in Cannes.
The first clip from Melancholia have been released along with a Visual Effects Reel. Check them out below:
Kirsten shopping at Miu Miu in New York on May 6th.
Candids > 2011 > May 6th, 2011
Another update with various magazine scans. Just adding previews of a few:
Magazine Scans > E-H > Elle France – February/March 2011
Magazine Scans > E-H > Elle Quebeck – April 2011
Magazine Scans > E-H > Empire Russia – March 2011
Magazine Scans > E-H > Harper’s Bazaar Russia – May 2011
Magazine Scans > I-L > Loulou – March 2011
Magazine Scans > I-L > Loulou – April 2011
Magazine Scans > M-P > Marie Claire Australia – June 2011
Magazine Scans > M-P > Marie Claire France – February 2011
Magazine Scans > M-P > Nylon – May 2011
Magazine Scans > M-P > Public France – March 2011
Magazine Scans > Q-T > The Hollywood Reporter – January 2011
Magazine Scans > Q-T > Total Film – June 2011
Magazine Scans > U-Z > Voici – April 2011
Kirsten attended the Costume Institute Gala At The Metropolitan Museum Of Art yesterday in a stunning sequin embroidered dress from Chanel’s Fall/Winter 2010/11 Haute Couture Collection.
Appearances from 2011 > Costume Institute Gala At The Metropolitan Museum Of Art
they called “Pigface” in high school. The producers are still in the process of casting the third best friend. Caplan’s character is described as having a Playboy Bunny body with a Larry David brain. Dunst’s character appearance is described as crisp and severe, and she is referred to as your best friend and your worst enemy. Wilson, one of the stars of ABC’s Happy Endings, is playing the bride, who has big plans for three women. Scott, who starred with Caplan on the dearly departed comedy Party Down, will play Caplan’s high school crush, who shows up at the wedding with a beautiful and much younger date. The project, with a budget only in the $3 million range, is in the process of lining up its financing. Depending on scheduling, producers are hoping to shoot this summer in New York. The movie would be the feature directorial debut of Headland, repped by CAA and Caliber. Headland was at one point an assistant to Harvey Weinstein before becoming a staff writer on the FX show Terriers. The project began life as a play titled Bachelorette, which was an off-Broadway hit last summer, where it caught the attention of execs from Gary Sanchez. Caplan is repped by CAA, while Dunst is with UTA and Management 360. Scott is repped by CAA and Untitled while Wilson is repped by UTA and Odenkirk Provissiero Entertainment. Source