Kirsten Dunst’s latest film is entitled “How to Lose Friends and Alienate People”, and it appears making the movie might have rang pretty true for the actress. It stars British funnyman Simon Pegg (think “Run, Fatboy, Run” and “Hot Fuzz”) as an up-and-coming celebrity journalist who becomes a real bridge-burning ass when he hits the big time. Dunst plays a fellow journalist who can’t stand him but eventually befriends Pegg and, in doing so, probably saves his career.
In speaking about the film, Dunst said,
Being famous can be isolating. I was 11 when I started acting, and I’ve always been surrounded by adults and people I’m trying to please. It can make you feel very lonely. You’re constantly wondering if people are using you.
She says she particularly identified with her Marie Antoinette character because of these same feelings. But it sounds like she knows how to stay grounded and not let the fame get to her.
The one thing every actor has told me is, ‘Always keep your head on straight and never stop being the person you really are.’ As soon as you start getting wrapped up in the celebrity side of the business, which has nothing to do with acting, that’s when you can lose it.
“How to Lose Friends and Alienate People” was released in theaters October 3, 2008.
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“How to Lose Friends and Alienate People” Trailer