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Kirsten Dunst Defends Lars Von Trier's Hitler Comments

Kirsten Dunst Defends Lars Von Trier's Hitler Comments

Kirsten Dunst walks around the East Village with an iced coffee on Tuesday (May 31) in New York City.

Last month, the 29-year-old actress hit the Cannes Film Festival, where she was named Best Actress for her work in Melancholia.

The film’s director, Lars Von Trier, was thrown out after telling reporters during a press conference that he could understand Hitler.

“It just came out wrong, that’s not Lars at all,” Kirsten later said.

“He was trying to make people laugh by telling the story of his life but it was not the right audience for it. He doesn’t speak English that often, he’s been in Denmark for a long time. It just didn’t translate well,” she added.

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15 Responses to “Kirsten Dunst Defends Lars Von Trier's Hitler Comments”

  1. 1
    CKL Says:

    Nazi sympathizer? Oh.

  2. 2
    CKL Says:

    Nazi sympathizer? Oh.

  3. 3
    Maggie Says:

    a bad joke gone even worse? it happens

  4. 4
    BEAN Says:

    “Israel is a pain in the azz” lmaoooo. If you watch the video her reaction was hilarious. I had NO idea what Lars was trying to get at but you can tell it definitely didn’t come from a prejudicial view point. I agree it really did all come out wrong.

  5. 5
    BEAN Says:

    I think people need to consider English is not his first language. Im learning Russian and have said some pretty dodgy shiz that have giving me looks. Its difficult to express yourself, especially in regards to sarcasm or humour in a foreign language or a language that is not your first.

  6. 6
    Lakas Says:

    i love her even more

  7. 7
    Ká simply amazing!!!!!!! Says:

    I think she Any people in USA

  8. 8
    GG Says:

    I can understand what she’s trying to say. She’s known LvT in a different way, as a director and as a person, plus they share the same birthday. Someone at that press conference could’ve ask him to explain his comments. Instead they let him ramble on so they could make headlines. What a way to grab front page.

  9. 9
    offtheproperty Says:

    Good for Fraulein Dunst for defending her director.
    Oh that didn’t come out right, did it?
    It’s not possible to speak rationally, publicly about the Nazi psychosis.
    But I give them credit for trying.
    Anyway, it’s all in the past and it has happened again.

  10. 10
    camille Says:

    Kirsten so sweet that one of the best-intentioned:)

  11. 11
    lou Says:

    very dumb girl !! she think too it was funny ???? …. ***** RACIST !

  12. 12
    lou Says:

    she might be racist too !!! puff dumb girl !

  13. 13
    lou Says:

    she might be racist too !!! puff dumb girl !

  14. 14
    janey Says:

    She is either very naive or an idiot. I vote for the latter!
    LVT knows the game with the press. I think this was done for publicity, in which case the comments are even more disgusting.
    Dunst is a johnny-come-lately with her comments and is stirring the “publicity pot” for the movie as well.

  15. 15
    Oliver Says:

    She handled it as best she could, simply.

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