My friend Renee sent in some outtakes of two gorgeous photoshoots Kirsten did in 2011 and earlier this year. Check it:
Kirsten is on cover of online magazine The Edit, in a beautiful spread by David Bellemere. Check in our gallery digital scans, photoshoot and the behind-the-scenes video screencapture. Also below the video and interview.
The Escape Artist
Ever since starring in her first major movie aged 12, KIRSTEN DUNST has lived her life under Hollywood’s glare. But from bold film choices to refusing to get her teeth ‘fixed’, the actress has always played the fame game on her own terms, finds CELIA WALDEN
Kirsten is on cover of Flaunt, with a beautiful shoot by Jason Hetherington and styled by Leith Clark. She tweeted the photo cover a few days ago and now you can get your own issue. Scans will be up asap.
Kirsten Dunst is so alarmingly unassuming that, at first, I don’t even notice her standing beside me in a fuzzy pink sweater and blue jeans. She is, perhaps, the kind of performer who can easily swing from red carpet premiere all the way down to our current location: an emptied rave maze in Stoke Newington, with its box office-style marquee that often reads something to the effect of “Nelly’s Dirty 30.”
I lead to the second floor—she’s soon laughing off the spilled coffee I put down my leg negotiating the stairs—in search of a spot to settle for our interview. We lean about the deserted, stripped-down rooms, each space dressed with an orderly disarray of paraphernalia; electric blue glitter-paint Monkey bikes idle beside salvaged mannequins, and, all around, monumental lighting fixtures moor to the bare floors, readied for the shoot later.
Finally we’re colluding around a table on this East London roof terrace talking Dunst’s latest picture, until the uncharacteristic morning heat pushes us into an adjacent—though no less spartanly—lounge.
Kirsten is cover – and a stunning cover – of Madame Figaro June issue. The article is posted on their official website, in French. Will be working on a translation soon!
Check in our gallery the stunning photoshoot that comes with the issue:
In the new issue of W, guest editor Sofia Coppola interviews her “first leading lady and favourite California blonde” Kirsten Dunst. Among the topics that the two discuss: how to not get taken advantage of by directors, alternative career paths, favourite and least favourite past experiences, and nudity.
Asked if she has ever been “pounced on” by a director, Dunst replied, “No, I don’t give off that vibe. I think that you court that stuff, and to me it’s crossing a boundary that would hinder the trust in your working relationship.”
When the conversation shifted to dream jobs other than acting, Dunst said that she wouldn’t mind being an interior designer: “I love interior design—maybe I’d do that, but if I did an interior, I’d want to live in it. I would stick to a creative job.”
Regarding the least favourite period of her life, Dunst said, “Hardest age was 27; I had to figure out how to navigate differently through life.” But whatever difficulties Dunst went through back then seem to have passed. “My favourite age is now. I love my friendships, and I know I have fun things to look forward to.”
Asked if she finds doing nude scenes in films scary, Dunst said, “I don’t mind it if it feels appropriate for the film, but it’s never not nerve-racking.”
For the full interview, click here.