Kirsten Dunst has thanked her mother for giving her a normal upbringing.
For even the most grounded of people becoming famous at a young age can reek havoc with your life. But for Kirsten Dunst – who started her career aged just three years old, modeling and appearing in TV commercials – she managed to stay grounded with a little thanks from her Mum.
In a new interview Kirsten said of her mother, Inez Rupprecht, “Being a child actress can really be unhealthy for your psyche. But my mom always sent me to normal school, so I never missed out on the prom or field trips or any of that stuff.” Kirsten went to a regular school in LA whilst also taking on some pretty serious acting roles.
She has since gone on to star in over 71 film and TV titles including the Spiderman series, Fargo and Mona Lisa Smile. Kristen says that she always chooses her roles based on who her big boss is going to be, “It’s the director every time,” she revealed, “I’d rather play a tiny little who-cares role if the director’s great.”
Kirsten also revealed in the interview, which was conducted by fellow actress Julianne Moore, that due to her seemingly normal life the character that she felt most closely represented her during her upbringing was cheerleader Torrance Shipman in the 2000 film Bring It On. She said: “I was that girl. It was like me being in high school as myself. It wasn’t a stretch at all. I was a cheerleader, my best friend was a cheerleader. I wasn’t in competitions, but I watched them on TV.”
The actress also revealed that she would be adding a new string to bow next year and is planning to direct a film. Kristen said: “I might be [directing a film] next year. It’s in the rewrite phase, and we have an actress. It’s almost all together, but I can’t fully talk about it yet.” Exciting news, we can’t wait!