Kirsten Dunst says that ‘Spider-Man’ producer wanted to fix his teeth

  • Dunst told The Independent that a “Spider-Man” producer took her to the dentist.
  • She praises Sofia Coppola, who has cast her in “The Virgin Suicides,” for why she is confident in her appearance.
  • “She made me feel beautiful,” Dunst said.

Kirsten Dunst remembered that before the cameras rolled on the 2002 “Spider-Man” movie where Tobey Maguire was to play the Marvel hero and she was to star as his love interest Mary Jane Watson (aka MJ), the producers took her to get teeth fixed.

She said they literally took her, who was 19 at the time, to the dentist’s office. She never went inside.

“I thought, ‘Mmmmm, no, I like my teeth,'” Dunst told The Independent, looking back on the experience decades later.

“Spider-Man” producer Ian Bryce declined to comment when contacted by Insider. The film’s co-producer Laura Ziskin died in 2011.

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Kirsten Dunst in “Spider-Man”.

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Dunst said she had this confidence in her crooked teeth after working with Sofia Coppola on the 1999 film “The Virgin Suicides,” in which the actress played one of five attractive sisters who have a troubled life.

“The fact that the coolest girl liked how I looked is what has kept me going,” Dunst says of Coppola. “She made me feel beautiful. As a 16-year-old girl, you feel shit about yourself, don’t you? So having my first experience of a more ‘sexy’ role through her eyes gave me a confidence that helped me to deal with a lot of other things. “

Looking back, Dunst does not know if she would have kept the crooked teeth if it were not for Coppola.

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Kirsten Dunst in “The Virgin Suicides”.


“Who knows? I mean, I also have a really good mother, but my mother is someone who might have thought, ‘Yeah, why not have straight teeth?'” Dunst said. “I just remember she would get a facelift or a breast job, that kind of thing. It never looked good. That kind of vanity … you have to be really careful about those things.”

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