In a career spanning a little more than three decades, Kirsten Dunst has found plenty of success. But as the 35-year-old actress reveals in the latest issue of Marie Claire U.K., there is one role she is looking forward to — motherhood.
In July’s issue of the British edition of Marie Claire, Dunst reveals that her biological clock has been ticking for quite some time and is getting louder with each day.
“I’m at a stage in my life where I’m like, I’ve been working since I was three,” she said. “It’s time to have babies and chill. You know what I mean?”
The actress, who is engaged to her co-star from the FX drama Fargo, Jesse Plemons, shares that she wasn’t always keen on being a mother and having kids. But as the mystery and motions of life go, she tells the magazine the idea of motherhood was a recent decision.
“I wasn’t one of those ‘I need a baby!’ people until my goddaughter was born. I love her so much,” she gushed. “That love is just like...you can’t experience that unless you have a kid. I put her to bed last night and she woke up this morning and said to her mom, ‘Where’s Kiki?’ I just love that love. That’s what I want.”
Though Dunst doesn’t have any projects in the pipeline after starring in this month’s The Beguiled, perhaps now is good a time as any to start a family.
But as she shares, times are certainly changing when it comes to film and a lot of it has to do with social media.
“You can get jobs based on your Instagram following these days,” she said. “That’s insane. But that’s why I have it now. As a man, you could get away with not having it. As a woman in this industry, I think you gotta do it now, it’s just part of the game.”
While that shouldn’t give readers the assumption she’s tailoring a false image, Dunst is incredibly candid about her style and self, admitting she has a “gross dress with holes in it” that she would never wear in Los Angeles.
“But in Austin, no one cares,” she said. “If I wasn’t an actress, I’d dress like garbage every day. All my clothes would be rags.”
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