Kirsten Dunst covers December’s issue of Lucky Magazine. I think she looks beautiful in this photo shoot! In the interview below Kirsten opens up about how much she loathes the red carpet, and about how uncomfortable she was during director Lars von Trier’s infamous Nazi rant in Cannes.
On Not Calling It A “Comeback”: “Just don’t write the ‘she’s back!’ thing. I wasn’t ever away! Sorry I wasn’t in Spiderman 4 a year after I was in Spiderman 3! You know what else I don’t like? Most people ask me questions based on a previous interview. That’s not an interview. It’s like they’re just saying my quotes back to me. And at this point, you can’t ask me about Melancholia because I only have my go-to answers in my head.”
On What She Whispered To Lars von Trier At Cannes: “I just said, ‘Come on, Lars,’ or something like that. What was I supposed to say? There were a lot of us up there and I feel like if [my costars John Hurt or Stellan Skarsgard] had said something it would have been easier. I think one of the guys could have been like, ‘All right, Lars’ or made a joke out of it. We were all in shock.”
More On Her Red Carpet Phobia: “I hate red-carpet photographs! It’s such flat lighting! They take away my cheekbones-I just become a moonface. I hate those photos so much. I always look terrible. And they don’t know angles on faces. There is no artistry to it. It’s like-” Dunst does an impression of what can only be called a lobotomy patient taking a picture. “I hate them!”
On Her New Obsession With Spray Tans: Dunst, who says she has “the kind of skin that you touch and it gets red,” recently discovered spray tans. “You lose like five pounds immediately, and your face is glowing and gorgeous!” It’s fun to watch Dunst continuously cast herself in these one-minute roles. Talking about self-tanner, she becomes a mini opera star, puffing up her chest and opening her hands like she’s going to belt it to the mezzanine level. “I look amaziiiiiiing! I did it for my last movie. Then Isla saw me and was like, ‘I’m gonna get spray-tanned too!’ I only did it twice so I’m tan in like two scenes and super-pale in the rest of the film.”
On Settling Down: “I thought when I reached 30 I’d have a lot more figured out. Until you have a kid, you’re just looking for your partner. And guys have a Peter Pan vibe. They’re 35 and they act like they’re 25. That’s what scares me about being in my 30s: not finding someone to have kids with. I can’t wait to relive life in a little kid’s way. I’m so ready for that lifestyle: Get a little place upstate and have them go to school up there.”