Bitch Kirsten Dunst didn’t work for two years: ‘Every role I was offered was a grieving mother’

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Bitch  Kirsten Dunst didn't work for two years: 'Every role I was offered was a grieving mother'

Kirsten Dunst covers the latest issue of Marie Claire, and it’s a great interview. she is promoting civil warHis first role since power of dog, for which he received his first Oscar nomination. After that he did not work for two years. Apparently, she was offered a few scripts in that two-year period, but they were all “tragic mother roles”. At the age of 41, Kirsten’s career has come under the influence of typecasting, ageism and sexism. Kirsten chats about all this and more with marie claire, and there are some really nice things about her husband Jesse Plemons and their two sons, James and Ennis. Some key points:

Life as a mother: “I’m like a Volvo soccer mom right now. Selfishly, I was like, I want to go shopping.

Work is not being done for two years: “I have not worked for two years… Whatever role I was being offered was of a sad mother… Frankly, it has been tough for me… because I need to feed myself. The hardest thing is being a mother and…not feeling like I have nothing for myself. That’s every mom – not just me. There are definitely less good roles for women my age. That’s why I did the Civil War.”

Working with writer/director Alex Garland: “When I read the script, I thought, I’ve never done anything like this. I just love that he’s someone who pushes boundaries.”

She was really impressed with the shooting of the film: After this he suffered PTSD for two weeks. I remember coming home and eating lunch and I felt really empty.” Garland felt like she “let myself live inside the movie, and felt the reality of the moments.”

Garland wrote the script before January 6. It’s not clear which factions are “good” or “bad”, and that’s exactly the point. “I think it’s a cautionary tale,” says Dunst, wading into a hotly divided election year this April, “a story about what happens when people don’t communicate with each other and We stop seeing each other as human beings.”

What if Donald Trump is re-elected? “He can’t win. I honestly feel like this…we just need a fresh start. We need a woman,” says Dunst, though speaking generally and not as an endorsement of any particular candidate. “Countries that are led by women perform much better.”

Working with my husband again on ‘Civil War’. “Because we fell in love on a set, first of all we fell in love creatively. I think we’ll always come back to that, without getting too involved in real life. And also listen, we don’t talk to each other on the set. I left him alone, he left me alone. I like working with him. The good thing is that we trust each other so much. He sent me a scene from this miniseries he’s working on last night to get my opinion. If I’m having trouble deciding on something, I’ll read it. I trust his opinion more than anyone and he cares about me more than anyone.” Crucially, “We hate the same things.”

On the Oscars: Dunst agrees that Greta Gerwig should have been nominated for directing Barbie, but she is not in the overall race. If anything, she lowers her voice again, “There are too many awards shows.”

Maybe she doesn’t want to win an Oscar: “I think it’s good to be an underdog. if you [win] Academy Awards, sometimes it’s not always good for your career.” It seems characteristically, morbidly Hollywood, that the Oscars are given excessive importance for a season, but the shine quickly fades. For example, Dunst shrugs, “I don’t know who won last year.” What she really wants to do is make interesting films with European directors – quality acting matters more than an Oscar anyway.

She has worked with several female directors: “I saw the power in women at a very young age. I think that helped…I didn’t need male attention in my career.” A young Dunst told her manager, “I feel like I’ve been hired because I’m that guy Who they would like to sleep with,” even if only in theory. “I think that’s probably why I went to so many female directors at a young age, because I didn’t want to feel that way.” She is now struggling with different concerns regarding her career. In her early 40s, “no one cares” about her looks, Dunst says with a laugh.

Will she ever do another superhero movie? “Yeah, because you get paid a lot of money, and I have two kids, and I support my mom.”

[From Marie Claire]

There was something that reminded me of my budding opinion of Chloë Sevigny — Chloë and Kirsten were both It Girls in the 1990s and early ’00s, both nice girls who worked with offbeat indie directors. And both gave priority to art over salary. And now they both would love to book big studio movies or a lucrative TV show because, frankly, they need the money. It’s just a reminder that these are actually “working actresses” too, not necessarily rich movie stars. One thing I won’t defend is that Kirsten doesn’t know who won an Oscar last year… umm, it’s your industry, and it was a historic year because Michelle Yeoh won, hello???

Cover courtesy of Marie Claire.

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