Spider-Man actor Kirsten Dunst, who played Mary Jane Watson, recently did an interview on Sirius XM’s In-Depth With Larry Flick where she commented on why Hollywood ignores her saying, “Maybe they just think I’m the girl from Bring It On.”
The discussion started when Flick asked Dunst, “When was the first time you felt the power of your storytelling?” Dunst responded, “You know what’s so weird? I have never felt that power.” She added, “No.”
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The conversation would continue with Dunst noting that she doesn’t really watch the films and TV shows she stars in saying, “I’ve seen it. I see it like, once.” From there she would lament how audiences can be fickle and that some of her performances might be panned when they are first released, but become favorites later on. She specifically points to Marie Antoinette and Drop Dead Gorgeous saying, “Well, remember when Marie Antionette – ya’ll panned it? And now y’all love it. Remember Drop Dead Gorgeous? Panned. Now y’all love it.” She continues, “It’s like interesting for me. I feel like a lot of things I do people like later.”
That’s when she would lament not being recognized by Hollywood. She states, “And also, I’ve never been recognized in my industry. I’ve never been nominated for anything. Maybe, like twice for Golden Globes. When I was little and one for Fargo. But like, I always like nobody – I don’t know maybe they think I’m the girl from Bring It On. I don’t know.”
Dunst would then be asked if that makes her angry. She would respond, “I just feel like, ‘What did I do?’ I’m so chill. Maybe I don’t play the game enough. I don’t know. But then I do.” She continued, “I mean, I do everything I’m supposed to. It’s not like I’m rude or not doing publicity or anything.” She adds, “I don’t know. I just feel like…I know that all you have is your work at the end of the day. And that’s all people really care about. And you know, I’m intelligent enough to know that and have perspective. But sometimes you’re like, ‘Mmm. It’d be nice to be recognized by your peers.’ You know what I mean?”
Dunst was nominated for a Golden Globe for her performance in 1994’s Interview with the Vampire. In fact, she won the Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress for the film. She would also be nominated for a Golden Globe for her performance in Fargo in 2015. She also received an Emmy nomination for her work on Fargo.
In 2011, she won the Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actress for Melancholia. She also won the Saturn Award for Best Actress for the film as well.
The actress has a well-versed portfolio of films that is impressive once you go through it. Though she’s best known for films like Bring It On and Sam Rami’s Spider-Man trilogy. SHe’s also starred in Elizabethtown, Wimbledon, The Crow: Salvation, and Hidden Figures.
What do you make about Dunst’s comments?