Kirsten Dunst appears on the latest cover of “The Edit” and inside, she talks about her career, playing her role on Fargo and chivalry in men.
With regard to sensitivity, she said, “I feel much more confident in myself, in life. I don’t stress as much now. I’ve grown more sensitive though. The older I get, the more sensitive I’ve become. I don’t know why. I think it’s that age where death is more around you. I appreciate things more. I mean, I’ve always been very grateful, but I feel far more grounded than I did ten years ago.”
On the subject of her career, she said, “When I was younger, I actually felt anxious when I wasn’t working. Then there was a moment where I was kind of sick of [acting]. But then it shifted for me and I re-loved it in a different way. Most things are crap and it’s not like I get all the best roles. So you just have to wait.”
On her role on Fargo, she said, “Making a TV show is long hours. Even if you’re not in every scene of the show, all your scenes get compiled into intense days. And Peggy goes through all these emotions all the time so she’s exhausting to play…. Acting, to me, yes, you live in the moment, but you better prepare for that moment real hard and know what is going on emotionally with that person. So I like to know [my character’s trajectory] and it was difficult signing onto something where I didn’t. There was a really good description of Peggy in the beginning, but once you’re given a role it’s yours; I know her better than anyone, even the creator.”
She also talked of chivalry, adding, “I appreciate old-fashioned manners. I want a guy to pay for dinner and open the door for me. I love the masculine; I’ve dated men who had more of a feminine side and it didn’t work.”