There’s plenty of perks to being friends with Sofia Coppola. One of them: having two of the gorgeously understated bags the director designed for Louis Vuitton. “She has the best style,” says Kirsten Dunst of Coppola, with whom she’s worked twice and whose bag — in dark blue — she’s toting around Toronto.
Dunst is here after winning a best actress award in Cannes for her devastating portrayal of a depressed bride in Lars Von Trier’s Melancholia. Perhaps more famously, Von Trier made global headlines after a press conference there in which he made anti-Semitic remarks.
“He apologized. He took us out to dinner the next day,” says Dunst, who considers the director a close friend and the antithesis of how he came off in Cannes. He is, says Dunst, simply someone who made an unfortunate joke, and didn’t know when to stop — an idiosyncratic man who goes for long walks in the woods and drives around in a winnebago.
Her acting prize, she says, means the world to her, capping off more than 20 years of work.
“It’s such a special award. I was so honored and so grateful for it, too. I’ve been working for so long. It’s such a prestigious award,” says Dunst. “I was really lucky that they allowed the film to still be in competition. They have to deliberate about that.”
And she’s comfortable with her level of fame. “To a lot of people, I’m still the girl from Spider-Man. Which is fine,” she says.
The Hollywood actress plays a woman called Justine in Melancholia, a science-fiction movie directed by Lars. Her performance won her the best actress prize at this year’s Cannes International Film Festival.
Kirsten managed her initial anxiety about working with the controversial director by addressing her negative thoughts.
“Until some years ago I would have had a panic attack if I had to act on his set,” she explained in an interview with Flair Italy.
“But lately I have decided to face my fears. Lars is special, different from the descriptions.”
Kirsten is renowned for her varied work in the film industry, including Spider-Man and Interview with the Vampire.
The 29-year-old star would love to work with iconic film director Quentin Tarantino, who is best known for films including Pulp Fiction, Inglourious Basterds and Kill Bill.
“I just know that I’d love to work with Quentin Tarantino. He is my favourite director! He is a great man,” she gushed.
Oh how I’m loving this, I’ve added a gorgeous outtake from a photoshoot that Kirsten have done for the new edition of VS. Magazine.
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I’ve added some photoshoot outtakes from Kirsten’s 2 most recent magazine features; Elle UK and Wonderland.
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This September, Wonderland’s “Priceless” issue celebrates all the things that money can’t necessarily buy – specifically: talent, style, taste and supreme luxury. Cover stars Kirsten Dunst and Alexander Skarsgård take the lead, talking sex, danger, nudity and apocalypse in light of their starring roles in Lars Von Trier’s epic Melancholia.
The Priceless issue is available in all good newsagents and bookshops from August 26 (next week). Until then enjoy the covers.
I’ve added a gorgeous photoshoot picture to the gallery, I absolute love it and hope that we get more from this photoshoot!
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