Kirsten Dunst - "Harper's Bazaar" October 2008
On growing up and moving on from being a child actress: “When you spend your entire life as a child actress, being told where to go and where to stand, you’re performing constantly for people. It definitely breeds the kind of person who’s dependent on other people’s approval. If I’d trusted myself and listened to myself all the times that I ignored myself, I would have been fine. But everyone has to learn their lesson, and now I’ve got it.”
On staying mum about seeking treatment for depression at Utah’s Cirque Lodge: “I don’t want to go into too much detail because I give a quote and then it’s blogged about for the rest of my life on the Internet. [But] I’m great.”
On the blogs romantically linking her to Justin Long: “[The rumors] are the funniest thing on planet Earth. I don’t know him from Adam. I met him once and he and his friend were kind enough to walk me home. I’ve never seen him since.”
On having children of her own someday: “I can’t wait to have kids one day. I want to have kids and a farm with lots of animals on a lake.”
She can be seen next playing a celebrity journalist in the comedy How to Lose Friends and Alienate People, out Oct. 3.