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“We have no options!”: Kirsten Dunst Refused Keanu Reeves’ Ex-Girlfriend Sofia Coppola to Lose Weight for $27M Thriller With Nicole Kidman

"We have no options!": Kirsten Dunst Refused Keanu Reeves' Ex-Girlfriend Sofia Coppola to Lose Weight for $27M Thriller With Nicole Kidman

Certain roles require celebrities to make changes in their body. In most cases, the change is required because the creators want the best representation of the character on-screen. However, in some cases, the creators want celebrities to look perfect, basically, meet the “unrealistic beauty standards” that have been around for a while.

Many celebrities decide to do what they are told, but some refuse to make any changes. Before the filming of The Beguiled (2017), actress Kirsten Dunst was asked to lose some weight for the movie.  However, Dunst refused mainly because she was concerned about her health.

Kirsten Dunst was asked to lose weight

Kirsten Dunst
Kirsten Dunst

Actress Kirsten Dunst‘s performance as Edwina Dabney in The Beguiled (2017) was remarkable. What many people don’t know is that the actress was asked by director Sofia Coppola to lose weight for her role in the movie. The actress told Variety in 2017,

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“It’s so much harder when you’re 35 and hate working out. I’m eating fried chicken and McDonald’s before work. So I’m like, ‘We have no options! I’m sorry I can’t lose weight for this role.'”

The actress was 35 at the time. Dunst and Sofia Coppola are great friends outside the industry. Since Coppola was understanding, Dunst didn’t have to lose weight for the movie.

Also read: “The movie was personal to me”: Kirsten Dunst Nearly Quit Spider-Man 3 After Her $60M Historical Drama Was Hated by Critics, Left Her as Mental Wreck

Sofia Coppola once told Kirsten Dunst that she loves her teeth

Kirsten Dunst
Kirsten Dunst

In an industry where everyone is chasing perfection, Sofia Coppola once complimented Kirsten Dunst’s teeth. She recalled,

“She was always a good influence on me as a young woman. She said to me, ‘I love your teeth; don’t ever fix your teeth.’ I remember doing a Spider-Man movie later, and one of the producers was like, I need to take you to the dentist!’ They even fixed my teeth on the poster. But I just knew I was never doing that. Sofia is the chicest, coolest girl, and she thinks my teeth are great.”

The actress further explained that Coppola motivated her a lot and helped her in gaining the lot of confidence that she required as an actress.

Also read: Kirsten Dunst Was in a Lot of Pain While Shooting Spider-Man 3 With Tobey Maguire: “I was so sick of giving myself to other people”

Kirsten Dunst started acting at an early age

Kirsten Dunst as Mary Jane
Kirsten Dunst as Mary Jane Watson

Actress Kirsten Dunst saw Hollywood life at an early age. At the age of 6, Dunst made her feature film debut. She got a minor role in the anthology film New York Stories (1989), where she played Mia Farrow’s daughter. The actress worked hard in the 1990s and gained recognition after she played the role of Claudia in Interview with the Vampire (1994).

She became a household name in the 2000s after she played the role of Mary Jane Watson in the Spider-Man trilogy (2002-2007). The actress has starred in many hits like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), Melancholia (2011), and the series Fargo.

The actress is known for her versatility and has been acknowledged for her work. She has bagged several awards including a Cannes Film Festival Best Actress award. Dunst’s ability to portray complex characters helped her in establishing herself as one of the best actresses of all time.

Related: “We made the best ones, so who cares?”: Kirsten Dunst Is Still Salty About Canceled Spider-Man 4 With Tobey Maguire, Calls Andrew Garfield And Tom Holland’s Versions Inferior

Source: Variety

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