Written by Alexa | Posted on 19 September 2019 | 0

VOGUE – Kirsten Dunst’s receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on August 29 should have been cause for only celebration. It was a big moment for the actress, albeit one long overdue—she’s been delivering consistently masterful performances across teen romps (Bring It On), period pieces (Marie Antoinette), cult classics (Drop Dead Gorgeous), and underrated gems (Melancholia) for the past 25 years. Dunst recently revealed that she’s often felt overlooked by her industry (“Maybe they just think I’m the girl from Bring It On. . . . Maybe I don’t play the game enough”), and the actor was visibly moved as her friends, family, and collaborators sang her praises. All of which made it especially frustrating when Reuters sent out a since-deleted tweet saying that Dunst is “best known for her role as Spiderman’s girlfriend.”

In a delightful twist, the sexist tweet only fanned the flames of Dunst’s recent resurgence as a pop-cultural icon. Of course, she never really went away: Audiences have flocked to see her onscreen ever since she earned a Golden Globe nomination at age 12 for her star-making turn in Interview With a Vampire. Nevertheless, the tweet sent her loyal fan base on a social media lovefest, highlighting just how impactful Dunst’s films, characters, and general presence have been. As one Twitter user put it when Reuters’s tweet inspired a new meme highlighting the versatility of female performers: “Kirsten Dunst could do Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, but Leonardo DiCaprio couldn’t do Bring It On.”

The latest proof of her chameleon-like talent: Dunst is currently starring in Showtime’s kooky new dark comedy On Becoming a God in Central Florida, for which she is also an executive producer. Rocking adult braces and a denim-heavy wardrobe befitting of its 1992 setting, Dunst plays Krystal Stubbs, a water park employee who schemes her way up the ranks of the cultish pyramid scheme that ruined her life. Dunst is predictably dazzling in the series, her first project in two years since giving birth to her son with actor husband Jesse Plemons. Flipping from hilarious to devastating (often in the same scene), it’s a performance so lived-in that it would be borderline criminal for Emmy voters not to take notice come awards season. Vogue caught up with Dunst to chat about the road to On Becoming a God, how her approach to acting has changed since motherhood, and the scrapped fantasy series she and Sofia Coppola are dying to make.

I really adored On Becoming a God. What’s your origin story with it?

I FaceTimed with [the show’s original director] Yorgos Lanthimos because he was originally attached to direct and the material was so eccentric. I knew nothing of the world of Ponzi schemes and thought, Finally, an interesting female role, since a lot of roles are written with the male gaze. I read something recently everyone was praising—“It’s such a great script! It’s this! It’s that!”—and I was like, Am I not reading the same thing as everybody else? This part sucks! [The female character] basically functioned to let the male character deal with whatever he’s dealing with, and I hate those roles. Krystal was very much her own beast of a character.

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Written by Luciana | Posted on 9 August 2017 | 0

For more than two decades, the ever-beguiling Dunst has moved effortlessly between the art house and the multiplex. This month, she gives psychological horror a spin.
by Molly Lambert to Nylon Magazine

“In a dark Mexican restaurant in the Valley…” is how Kirsten Dunst predicts I will start this profile of her. So here we are, in a dark Mexican restaurant in the Valley, eating chips and salsa under a chandelier shaped like a cactus. It’s one of her regular haunts, the kind of homey, low-lit, AC-heavy place that’s perfect to escape into on a white-hot, 90-degree Los Angeles day like today.

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Written by Luciana | Posted on 9 August 2017 | 0

Who else but Kirsten Dunst could star in the Rodarte sisters’ trippy first film?
By Amy Larocca for NY Mag

Three great friends — the actress Kirsten Dunst and Laura and Kate Mulleavy, the fashion-designing wonder siblings behind the craft-meets-high-fashion line Rodarte — are sitting in a booth at Smoke House, an old-school Hollywood place with red leather booths and headshots on the wall just across from the Warner Bros. lot in the valley. They are discussing Woodshock, a dreamy, trippy feature film — a meditation on grief, destruction, and psychedelic drugs — that will be released September 22. The movie was written and directed by the Mulleavys; Dunst served as an executive producer and the film’s star.

“We went on a trip to Florence together in about 2011,” Laura says. The sisters had already drafted a short version of a script, “and we drank so much limoncello and we started talking about it.”

“We’re all so emotionally interconnected,” Kate explains.

“I was the first actress to wear their clothes,” says Dunst. “It was while I was doing press for Spider-Man, and it was this black dress with chains that it turns out were sewn by their mother, and they sent me a box of trinkets — we were all just so excited.”

“Artistically, I think you just meet someone you’re supposed to work with,” Kate says. Both sisters are big talkers: articulate in describing their intentions and their art. Dunst is a bit more reserved. “Laura and I are a very internal network, so for me, writing a script, we didn’t talk to anyone about it,” says Kate. “So for us to sit down with Kirsten and say, ‘Let’s get through a really early state of something,’ that was a big deal.”

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Written by Luciana | Posted on 22 June 2017 | 0

Also on Monday (19) Kirsten visited Today Show, to talk about “The Beguiled,” which is directed by Sofia Coppola, and how it differs from the original film by Clint Eastwood.

This pretty image was shared on Today’s instagram, and you can find it in our gallery.

@kirstendunst talks @beguiledmovie this morning on #TODAYsTake. #TODAYShow (photo via @tyleressary)

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Written by Luciana | Posted on 22 June 2017 | 0

Last Monday (19) NBC aired the interview Kirsten did to Seth Meyers on his talk show, as part of The Beguiled promotional tour in New York. I have some promotional images added in our gallery, as well you can watch some videos below.

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Written by Luciana | Posted on 22 June 2017 | 0

Last Monday (19) Kirsten and director Sofia Coppola attended a screening of The Beguiled followed by a conversation moderated by veteran New York Times contributor Logan Hill for ScreenTimes.

You can watch the full panel below, and also some pictures added in our gallery.

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Written by Luciana | Posted on 19 June 2017 | 0

Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning and Sofia Coppola are on cover of Dazed Magazine’s summer issue. You can buy a copy of the most recent issue here.

About two thirds of the way into The Beguiled, Sofia Coppola’s new American civil war-set gothic western, something happens: the sexual tension that’s been simmering at an all-girls boarding academy crescendos into something explosive, throttling the film into a barbarous and gruesome third act. It is the great cinematic moment that pivots the story away from what you think it’s going to be towards something unthinkable, where nothing short of life and death hangs in the balance. But you try telling Kirsten Dunst and Elle Fanning that.

“Elle was doing booty dance moves upstairs and we were just out of control,” recalls Kirsten Dunst, who stars as Edwina, the forlorn and innocent schoolteacher to Elle Fanning’s more scheming and lustful student, Alicia. “We were just having too much fun in those nightgowns.”

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Written by Luciana | Posted on 17 June 2017 | 1

A new interview was published with Kirsten this week, to Parade Magazine.

Besides The Beguiled, she also talks about The Bel Jar, and a little bit about her breakout roles (Interview with a Vampire, and The Virgin Suicides).

I reproduced it below, and also added in our gallery a new portrait she did to Variety. Enjoy!

It sounds like things get pretty heated in The Beguiled.
We bring this soldier into our house and he manipulates all of us. It’s Southern gothic and suspense.

Do you think the dynamics of the women of that era were different?
Their circumstances make the whole situation more heightened; they physically can’t leave. There is an element of constant danger; they’re hearing bombs in the distance.

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