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Sunday 21 December 2014

Kirsten Dunst: I fried my hair

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Kirsten Dunst
Kirsten Dunst out and about, Los Angeles, America - 25 Oct 2013
Kirsten Dunst reveals a heavily bandaged hand as she steps out for some shopping with a friend in Los Angeles
Kirsten Dunst

Kirsten Dunst thought her hair style in Marie Antoinette looked "really amazing" even though it damaged her hair.

Taking the title role in Sofia Coppola's 2006 film based on the life of the iconic but ill-fated French queen meant Kirsten could dress up in period costumes and have her hair replicate the fashions of the era.

But although Kirsten's tresses looked stunning, it came at the expense of her hair's health.

"For me it was two hours teasing - I literally had doll hair at the end; it was so fried because of all the hair spray," she laughed to WWD. "So that was not fun for me, even though it looked really amazing."

The 31-year-old actress is no stranger to sacrificing her hair for movie roles and had a chunk of it cut from the back of her head for 1999 release The Virgin Suicides.

"They just wanted it to look a little handmade," she explained.

"In The Virgin Suicides, we all looked like a beautiful campaign, just because everyone had the blonde hair and the sunlight - it was so ethereal."

Kirsten was recently named as L'Oréal Professionnel's very first International Spokesperson, an accolade that she was "honoured" to receive.

As well as her trademark long blonde locks, the actress is also known for her chic style.

"[My style is] classic, but not too conservative. It depends on how I feel," she commented.

Aside from her new L'Oréal duties, Kirsten has three movies currently in production but is keeping coy on what else she's working on.

"I have one that's really exciting, but I can't talk about yet; it's going to be surprising. Then I am going to work with another director hopefully also this year that I can't talk about yet, but it will be a great collaboration for sure," she teased.

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