Bachelorette Career Interviews

Here is another interview Kirsten gave to the Australian press to promote Bachelorette a month or so ago:

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The Age 20/10/2012

“I’M ONE piece of a puzzle,” Kirsten Dunst says. She’s not being modest or enigmatic  just matter-of-fact about the way filmmaking works. She is speaking from Greece, where she is in the midst of filming The Two Faces of January, an adaptation of a Patricia Highsmith thriller. Searching for a word, she apologises that her “brain is at half-mast” but she’s quick, thoughtful and relaxed.

Dunst, 30, has made more than 40 movies, moving seamlessly from child performer to teen movie star to romantic-comedy lead to an actor with apparently effortless clarity. Her first movie appearance was an uncredited role, at the age of six, in Woody Allen’s segment of New York Stories; she was Tom Hanks’ daughter in The Bonfire of the Vanities; and Amy in Gillian Armstrong’s Little Women.

In Interview with the Vampire, at 14, she seemed simultaneously youthful and ageless as a spookily precocious member of the undead, opposite Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise. She has made films that have been box-office hits and critical favourites, such as the cheerleader movie Bring It On and the smart and soulful superhero movie Spider-Man (she has called Spider-Man an “independently minded blockbuster”).

There’s a lightness and a transparency but also an earthiness to her performances, whether she’s the love interest in Spider-Man or the office assistant in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, or the dream girl at the centre of Sofia Coppola’s exquisite The Virgin Suicides.


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Kirsten Dunst is convinced that female scriptwriters are better at capturing a woman’s tone.

The actress is currently promoting new movie Bachelorette, in which she plays a jealous bridesmaid to the girl she bullied in high school.

Written and directed by Leslye Headland, the dark comedy contains plenty of politically incorrect jokes delivered between the so called ‘frenemies’.

Dunst explained that a male writer couldn’t have nailed the subtle variations of women’s conversations as well.

“Of course,” the blonde beauty told German magazine TV Spielfilm when asked if women are better at writing for an all-female ensemble.

The blonde beauty also believes men “don’t like” mean women.

The star explained that had her part been written by a male scriptwriter, her character could have ended up less bitter.

“What’s interesting is that most of the female parts that are a little tough or bitchy have been written by a woman. I think that their male colleagues don’t like women to be like that,” she said.


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Kirsten Dunst is happy to be bridesmaid

KIRSTEN Dunst isn’t feeling any pressure to get hitched after spending her summer going to weddings.

“I was a bridesmaid, a maid of honour, went to another wedding … This was definitely a heavy wedding year for me.”

As her school friends walked one-by-one down the aisle, the 30-year-old claims to have felt no pressure to get her own marital act together.

“Not at all, no. All in the time that it should come,” Dunst says.

“I’m not worried. When you do worry, when you fixate on those things, that’s when it doesn’t happen. Like when you hear about couples who adopt a child and then they get pregnant, you know? That kind of psychology.

“When you’re not thinking about it, that’s when it comes your way.”

So Dunst is happy to remain a bridesmaid – for now, at least – even in her new movie, “Bachelorette”.

Riding a post-Bridesmaids appetite for female-led comedies, “Bachelorette” is an indie production focused on three emotionally-stunted women (Dunst, Lizzy Caplan and Isla Fisher) who go off the deep end when the fourth wheel of their old high-school gang – Becky, the one they called “Pig Face” (Rebel Wilson) – is the first to get married.


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Head on over to Hollywood Outbreak to hear an interesting snippet of interview of Kirsten talking about how she chooses films, and her fanbase – it’s short but sweet!


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Kirsten Dunst: “I’m very chill these days”

Kirsten Dunst, 30, is a lot more relaxed than she was in her earlier years, and jokes about her tortured younger days. She’s looking glamorous at the Cannes Film Festival promoting On The Road, in which she stars opposite Viggo Mortensen and Kristen Stewart. Romantically, she is reportedly single. Her previous relationships include Jake Gyllenhaal, and musician Johnny Borrell of Razorlight. Dunst lives a low key lifestyle and lives on her own in New York.

Q: How is it coming back to Cannes after the success of Melancholia last year?

It’s nice because I’m part of the history now. I’m very grateful and it’s nice to come back and feel like you are really part of Cannes now.

Q: A member of the club.

Yeah, it feels cool. It’s a really an honour. I have always been drawn to this festival and the films that they show every year. And yeah, it’s a really nice feeling.

Q: And compared to what you had to do for Melancholia, that scene was much easier?

I don’t even have a sex scene…

Q: It was a piece of cake.

(laughs) Yeah, it was nothing. This was like, ‘oh, let’s have some fun.’

Q: I was just thinking, was there a sex scene?

Post.

Q: A post sex scene.

Yeah.