Kirsten Dunst reveals that she stopped making films at the age of 16 after an ‘inappropriate’ question from the director and thanks her mother: ‘She protected me against predators’ | Films

Kirsten Dunst reveals that she stopped making films at the age of 16 after an ‘inappropriate’ question from the director and thanks her mother: ‘She protected me against predators’ | Films
Kirsten Dunst reveals that she stopped making films at the age of 16 after an ‘inappropriate’ question from the director and thanks her mother: ‘She protected me against predators’ | Films
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Actress Kirsten Dunst revealed she was the subject of an “inappropriate question” from a filmmaker when she was 16 years old. Now 41 years old, the artist reflected on some of the challenges she faced in her career and celebrated the support offered by her mother in a recent interview with the British newspaper The Telegraph.

Dunst stated, “I was only able to escape the predatory side of the industry because wherever I went, my mother was literally by my side.”

2 of 4 Kirsten Dunst and Brad Pitt in Interview with the Vampire (1994) — Photo: Reproduction
Kirsten Dunst and Brad Pitt in Interview with the Vampire (1994) — Photo: Reproduction

Then she recalled her experience with the filmmaker whose identity was not revealed: “A director received me in his office, alone, and asked me questions about this film he wanted me to work on, then, out of nowhere, he asked me an inappropriate question.”

“Honestly, I don’t even know if he’s still working, it’s not something I think about. But I say that the question had nothing to do with acting and it’s not that he just said ‘something a bit strange’. It was totally inappropriate. I remember sitting there and knowing something was wrong, but not knowing what to do.”

3 of 4 Actress Kirsten Dunst — Photo: Getty Images
Actress Kirsten Dunst — Photo: Getty Images

Dunst later said that she reported what happened to her mother and she decided that the actress would not do the film.

4 of 4 Jesse Plemons and Kirsten Dunst at the 2024 Oscars — Photo: Getty Images
Jesse Plemons and Kirsten Dunst at the 2024 Oscars — Photo: Getty Images

Dunst was just 11 years old when she emerged in Hollywood, starring alongside Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise in ‘Interview with the Vampire’ (1994). She is also celebrated for her work in ‘The Virgin Suicides’ (1999) and as Mary Jane in the ‘Spider-Man’ trilogy. She competed for the Oscar for best supporting actress in 2022, for ‘Attack on the Dogs’ (2021).

The actress has been married since 2022 to actor Jesse Plemons, with whom she has two children. Watch the trailer for ‘Interview with the Vampire’ below:

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