Kirsten Dunst Talks Transitioning from Child Star to Adult Actor
Here is what the 32-year-old Two Faces in January actress had to share with the mag:
On starting out as a child star: “That transition [from a child actor] doesn’t happen to many of us. When it does, I think that you’re really meant to be doing this. A lot of people stop or it’s too hard to transition. But people don’t want to see you as an adult. I’m 32 now—that transition was done for me with [Sofia Coppola’s] The Virgin Suicides. That movie helped me go from a little girl to ‘growing up.’”
On making movies with Lars Von Trier: “Lars makes movies about complicated and dark women—the more interesting aspects of femininity, and the relationships between women and sexuality. You don’t really have that experience with anyone else but him. And I love that everyone says that he’s a tyrant or he puts women through miserable things. He’s the only one giving us an opportunity to be crazy and do things that are real but nobody writes about.”
On roles for women: “There are great female roles out there [but] there’s only so much out there for all of us. Everyone has to audition when it comes to certain parts, and women have to the most. I still think it’s a boys’ club in a lot of ways. And to be a strong female in this industry, you have to be really in touch with your masculine side, too. You have to be a pretty strong lady to survive it. You have to be very confident in yourself.
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