Kirsten Dunst says that producers once told her that she should ‘straighten’ her teeth

Kirsten Dunst has appeared in more than 80 films during her three-decade career in Hollywood, but she herself is not immune to the industry’s impossible beauty standards.

In a new video interview for Netflix, the award-winning actress, 39, recalled “producers who want to repair [her] teeth “- and revealed that her instructor friend and longtime collaborator, Sofia Coppola, helped boost her self-esteem.

Looking back on her role in Coppola’s 1999 film The Virgin Suicides, Dunst said: “It was the first time I was seen as a beautiful woman, and [to] has it been a woman who gave it to me… it was very empowering for me at that age compared to the way I felt about myself and my beauty. ”

Dunst, who went on to star in “Marie Antoinette” from 2006 and “The Beguiled” from 2017, appeared in Coppola’s debut as a director when she was just 16 years old.

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Dunst starred as Lux Lisbon in “The Virgin Suicides” from 1999.
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“It’s a strange age,” the actress continued. “She just gave me a lot of confidence that I’ve had throughout my career in the form of producers who want to fix my teeth … People who just try to change and manipulate young actresses in a way to make them equal . “

Dunst concluded, “She made me feel beautiful for who I was, and it was a very crucial time in my life to feel that way and to have it.”

In November interview with The Independent, the actress revealed that it was one of the producers on 2002’s “Spider-Man” (in which she starred as Mary Jane) who first encouraged her to straighten her smile – and literally drove her to the dentist to do so. .

Dunst told the store she refused to get out of the car. “I was thinking, ‘Mmmmm, no, I like my teeth,'” she remembered. “Also, Sofia loved my teeth.”

Kirsten Dunst and Sofia Coppola
Kirsten Dunst and Sofia Coppola, pictured here in 2017, have been friends and collaborators for over two decades.
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