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.
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The January 10 issue of Entertainment Weekly has a first look of Kiki on Portlandia, the IFC show that will return next February 27 and which Kiki is going to guest star. Thans to Claudia for sending in scans, which you can find in the gallery.
Kirsten Dunst has been named the first L’Oréal Professionnel spokesperson. The actress will front the launches of Wild Stylers from Tecni.Art, Beach Waves and Absolut Repair Lipidium in 2014.
“I feel very close to L’Oréal Professionnel. The brand is strongly connected to fashion, and I admire its commitment to innovation, constantly creating new professional services and products to achieve the most on-trend styles.”
Anne-Laure Lecerf, international managing director of L’Oréal Professionnel, praised Dunst’s “timeless beauty,” adding, “She has a strong personality and makes her own choices. Her great professionalism and commitment to excellence make Kirsten one of the [most] talented actresses I have ever met. She has the perfect attributes to embody the new values of L’Oréal Professionnel.”
The movie about President John F. Kennedy based on the book “Letters to Jackie: Condolences From a Grieving Nation” by Ellen Fitzpatrick, professor of history at the University of New Hampshire, will premiere nationwide on TLC at 9 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17.
The film debuts as an exclusive television event on TLC to mark the 50th anniversary of the president’s assassination. The documentary is based on Fitzpatrick’s book, which examines the extraordinary collection of letters sent to First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy following the president’s assassination and creates a moving portrait of the nation’s grief from such a cross-section of American life.
Twenty A-list celebrities have lent their recognizable voices to give life to these letters from everyday Americans, including a polio-stricken 13-year-old who offers words of strength for the first lady, a Peace Corps volunteer who mourns the loss while stationed in Ethiopia and an African American woman who expressed her pride and gratitude for President Kennedy’s work in the civil rights movement.
The participating talent includes Bérénice Bejo, Demián Bichir, Jessica Chastain, Chris Cooper, Viola Davis, Zooey Deschanel, Kirsten Dunst, Anne Hathaway, Allison Janney, John Krasinski, Melissa Leo, Laura Linney, Frances McDormand, Chloë Grace Moretz, Mark Ruffalo, Octavia Spencer, Hailee Steinfeld, Channing Tatum, Betty White, and Michelle Williams.
TLC website has a sneak peek of the movie, that can’t be embed, but be sure to check out.
Jason Sudeikis and Kirsten Dunst are “Sleeping with Other People,” with the stars on board from a comedy from Gary Sanchez Productions with IM Global.
The deal was announced at the Toronto Film Festival. CAA is packaging and representing U.S. rights, while IM Global is handling international rights. ”Sleeping” represents a re-teaming for Dunst with director- writer Leslye Headland and the Sanchez shingle following “Bachelorette.”
Sudeikis portrays a good-natured womanizer who befriends a remorseful serial cheater, played by Dunst.
Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Jessica Elbaum are producing.
Warner Bros has set Kirsten Dunst to play the female lead in Midnight Special. She will star opposite Michael Shannon and Joel Edgerton in the Jeff Nichols-directed film. In the film, a father and his 8-year old go on the run when dad realizes the boy has some kind of special powers. Nichols, who last helmed Mud, wrote the script.
The Maui Film Festival will be held June 12-16 at the Wailea Resort.
Barry Rivers, the director of the event, announced this week that Kirsten Dunst will receive the 2013 Maui Film Festival’s Pathfinder Award, which “honors an actor or actress whose eclectic choices and charismatic performances encourage us all to expand our definition of what it means to be human.”
The Maui Film Festival is ecstatic to announce Kirsten Dunst and Brie Larsen as two of 2013?s honorees. They are both not only beautiful women inside and out but are also talented nearly beyond description and uniquely passionate in their portrayals of the characters they bring to life. I have no doubt each of their Celestial Cinema Big Screen Tributes will be spectacular.
The award will be presented at the Celestial Cinema located at the Wailea Gold & Emerald Golf Course.