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Dunst: I feel more special abroad

Kirsten Dunst has revealed she feels she isn't as appreciated in America as abroad because she isn't in the latest superhero films.

The Melancholia actress told France's Madame Figaro magazine that she feels very welcome in the country, where it isn't just her work in blockbusters which is celebrated.

"I feel more appreciated, more special in France," said the American actress, who starred in the Spider-Man trilogy from 2002 to 2007.

"In the United States, if you are not in the latest superhero movie, people will forget.

"In France, it is different; people still speak to me a lot about my former roles in more underground stuff."

Kirsten, 32, appears topless on the cover of the magazine's June issue, clad in just jeans and facing away from the camera.

She also said she looks up to stars such as Charlotte Rampling, Anjelica Huston and Julianne Moore, saying they are women "who have confidence in themselves, who do not seek to prove anything".

"It is a quality that is lost among young actresses," she added.

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