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Kirsten Dunst: I like to take big breaks

Published 17/11/2015

Kirsten Dunst
Kirsten Dunst

Kirsten Dunst is dreaming of a directorial debut next year.

Actress Kirsten Dunst doesn't act for long periods of time because she hates the material sent to her.

The 33-year-old has been acting since she was a child, starring in films like Little Women, Jumanji and Interview with the Vampire, and she made the move into grown-up movies with roles in the Spider-Man franchise and as Marie Antoinette.

But now Kirsten is very picky about the roles she signs up for and isn't afraid to wait a long time for the right part to come her way.

"I love what I do, but I like taking big breaks and waiting for things that really excite me, to work with people I want to work with," she explained to "I could work more consistently than I do, I just don't like a lot of things, you know? But I've been writing. And maybe I'll direct next year. But you never know. Could be a movie for TV."

Finding fame as a child can be difficult for some people, and Kirsten, who is currently appearing on the second season of U.S. TV drama Fargo, has admitted in the past she rebelled a little against her profession as she was growing up. The star doesn't wish to seem ungrateful for the opportunities she has had however, and finds it hard to believe she starred alongside Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise in the 1994 vampire movie, when she was just 12 years old.

"When I was younger my dream was to be in a great movie or a great TV show," she recalled. "I had no idea. I would do pilot seasons like everybody else.

"When Interview with the Vampire came along, that was a big role, of course I wanted it. That'll always be one of the biggest, craziest productions. People don't spend that kind of fancy money on actual productions anymore, and it was just months and months of shooting and we would go all around the world, to London and Paris and New Orleans. It was crazy."

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