Bring It On, sweatpants, and wine at 10.30am in the morning: in a new interview on The Kelly Clarkson Show, Kirsten Dunst proved once again why she’s the most relatable celebrity in Hollywood.
Kirsten Dunst has been having something of a renaissance of late. What with the success of her hit TV series On Becoming a God in Central Florida, and receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the award-winning actress is finally getting the recognition she deserves.
And while anyone who’s ever watched iconic films like The Virgin Suicides, Marie Antoinette, or Drop Dead Gorgeous will know that Dunst is one of the most talented actors in Hollywood, she’s also won hearts for having one of the most refreshing, down-to-earth attitudes in the industry, as she proved when she sat down for a chat with Kelly Clarkson.
In a new interview on The Kelly Clarkson Show, Dunst revealed that she prepared to receive her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in an extremely relatable way.
“I would wake up with anxiety every day for a week,” she explained. “I hate public speaking and was very nervous. I did have a glass of wine at 10.30am in the morning, which I don’t think I’ve ever done before in my life,” she joked. “I needed it!”
After the ceremony, Dunst continued, the day drinking carried on at a celebratory dinner.
“I only go out when I have A Thing to do,” she laughed. “I didn’t even eat then, I was just feeding my son spaghetti and pounding Martinis. That’s how we celebrate, with all our friends and family.”
Hilariously, Dunst revealed that as the drinks flowed, a spontaneous wedding almost took place, right in the middle of the restaurant.
“We actually almost got married too,” she continued, referring to her fiancé and Fargo co-star Jesse Plemons. “We almost called a Justice of the Peace, because we were all there already, and we hadn’t made it official, so we almost did that, but we couldn’t get it in time.”
Clarkson went on to ask Dunst whether she ever tired of talking about her classic 2000 comedy Bring It On, since there’s still a huge amount of love for the film.
“Listen Kelly, as you know, I also have a child and I don’t leave my home, she joked. “I actually don’t get asked anything, I don’t do anything. I literally am in sweats at home, or I’m fully dolled up on a talk show. That’s my life right now.”
When Clarkson asked Dunst if she’d be open to starring in a follow-up to Bring It On, she was here totally here for the nostalgia trip, taking a moment to celebrate her recent Bring It On reunion with her fictional rival Gabrielle Union in Rodarte’s spring/summer 2020 lookbook.
“My friends, they’re sisters, they have this clothing line called Rodarte,” she explained. “And so we did this, and I had no idea Gabrielle was in it, too, and then it became this whole Bring It On thing.”
“I was like, listen, if they wanted to make another movie, I would make another movie. Why not? That would be so fun.”
“We made that movie for no money, zero money,” she continued. “It was a Universal movie, but like one of those that they were like ‘Go do what you want,’ like this little whatever cheerleading movie.”
“And then opening week, and we were all so surprised,” she added. “It was huge. That’s always the best — when you don’t expect anything and then it became so huge.”
The Dunst love is going strong this month after Dunst spoke out about feeling continually unappreciated by Hollywood over the course of her 20-year acting career.
“The things that people [enjoy] are like, ‘Remember when Marie Antoinette [came out] – y’all panned it? And now you all love it,” she said in an interview with Sirius XM’s In-Depth With Larry Flick.
“Remember Drop Dead Gorgeous’? Panned. Now you all love it.
“It’s interesting to me,” she continued. “I feel like a lot of things I do people like later. I’ve never been recognised in my own industry. I’ve never been nominated for anything. Maybe like twice for a Golden Globe when I was little and one for Fargo. Maybe they just think I’m the girl from Bring It On.
“I just feel like, ‘What did I do?’ I am so chill. Maybe I don’t play the game enough. I mean I do everything I’m supposed to. It’s not like I’m rude or not doing publicity or anything. 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. I’m intelligent enough to know that and have perspective, but sometimes you’re like, ‘It would be nice to be recognised by your peers.’”
Whether a Bring It On revival is on the cards for the 20th anniversary next year or not, we’ll always love Dunst for her stellar acting as well as her refreshing attitude to fame, and it’s about time the world got on board with her cheerocracy.