“I got an e-mail that said, ‘Lars is obsessed with you for this part, you’re Skyping with him tomorrow.’ He was very shy and sweet, and then it was like — O.K., done,” recalls Kirsten Dunst over sorbet and strawberries, describing how she came to play Justine, the central character in “Melancholia,” Lars von Trier’s astonishing end-of-the-world flick.
In person, Dunst is stunningly unpretentious. (When a taxi driver wonders why a paparazzo is bothering the fragile blond woman he has just picked up, she points to her face and jokes, “Hello? ‘Spider-Man’?”) At least on the surface, she has nothing in common with the magical, moody Justine, a character she describes as a “romantic depressive, maybe even from another planet.” Whoever Justine is, this haunting film (it gave one viewer, me, nightmares for weeks afterward) is hardly a joy ride. But Dunst insists the workplace atmosphere was anything but gloomy. “The family on the set was so wonderful,” she says, especially the two Charlottes — Gainsbourg, who plays her sister, and a riveting Rampling as her mother. “For such an unfunny subject, it was so much fun. And hanging out with Lars — he is the funniest, but it takes a second to get used to his sense of humor.”
Kirsten Dunst has declared she “loves” Isla Fisher after they starred together in Bachelorette.
The Melancholia star teamed up with the funnywoman and Lizzy Caplan in the indie comedy, where they play best friends who are invited to act as bridesmaids at the wedding of a girl they called Pigface in high school.
“I love her, she’s amazing. We had the best time,” she said.
“Also Lizzy Caplan was in the film and us three girls got along so well. We had a great time together.”
Kirsten added: “We just finished last week. We worked really long hours and really hard because it’s an independent film so we didn’t have a lot of time to shoot. It was very quick.”
There may also be a title amendment: “I think we’re going to change the title.”
Next up for the 29-year-old actress is Upside Down opposite British actor Jim Sturgess.
Kirsten has high praise for her leading man, saying: “Jim is lovely, he’s so easy. He’s such a nice guy – very normal, chilled, a very special actor, really good guy.”
Woop, throwing in another photoshoot update. I’ve added another 3 outtakes from Kirsten’s photoshoot for Flare Magazine. Enjoy!
Photoshoots & Portraits > Photoshoots from 2011 > Set 006
I’ve updated some already existing photoshoots and added a couple of new ones to the gallery. Check them out:
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Photoshoots & Portraits > Photoshoots from 2011 > Set 004
Photoshoots & Portraits > Photoshoots from 2011 > Set 007
Photoshoots & Portraits > Photoshoots from 2011 > Set 008
Kirsten Dunst says it would “very difficult” to collaborate with Bulgari on a collection.
The 29-year-old actress attended the launch of the luxury label’s Le Gemme eyewear collection on Tuesday night at the Ilori New York SoHo boutique.
The stunning star looked sophisticated and chic in a floor-length, long-sleeve white Derek Lam dress, accompanied by Bulgari jewels.
Kirsten has worked with the fashion giant for a little over a year. She is the face of their Mon Jasmin Noir fragrance.
Despite her connections with the brand, Kirsten isn’t welcoming the idea of one day collaborating with them on her very own collection.
“It would be very difficult,” she told WWD. “Sometimes it’s hard to get those things executed.”
Kirsten also made light of the fashion no-no of wearing white after Labor Day. The Hollywood star said her outfit was in homage to the upcoming season.
“Ever heard of winter white?” she smiled.
Kirsten was spotted posing for photographs at the event. She chatted with partygoers, who included Ally Hilfiger, Fabiola Beracasa, Noot Seear and Jessica Joffe.
The actress has been in New York to publicise her latest Lars von Trier-directed drama Melancholia, and said she’s recently been working hard on her film career.
Kirsten has just wrapped three movies.