Kirsten Dunst in All Good Things. Photo Courtesy of Magnolia Pictures.
She was great as vampire jailbait in Interview With a Vampire, a cheerleader with strong opinions about racism in Bring It On, and an archduchess with a taste for 80s New Wave in Marie Antoinette. But even her finer cinematic moments have been less about Oscar buzz and more about Teen Choice Award buzz.
Her most famous movie role, as Mary Jane Watson in Spider-Man and its two blockbuster mature balinese topless, nabbed her an MTV Movie Award for best kiss in nude, and even the least snarky of critics had to concede that it might be the top of the accolades mountain for her.
But everything you thought you knew about Kirsten Dunst might be about to change.
After a two-year hiatus, the now year-old Dunst is staging a comeback, and not of the signing-on-to-the-inevitable-Spider-Man-sequel variety. Dunst has also been working on two new film projects—On the Road, adapted from the Jack Kerouac novel that inspired thousands of useless boys M. When I called Dunst to talk about All Good Things, it was like talking to any of her movie characters.
The bad of her voice, the inflections—it was all intimately familiar.