Sofia Coppola asked Kirsten Dunst to lose weight for a role

Sofia Coppola asked Kirsten Dunst to lose weight for a role

Sofia Coppola asked Kirsten Dunst to lose weight for a role

Coppola suggested Dunst lose a few pounds in order to accurately portray her role as the film's main character. The interview itself covers a lot of both of their careers but they did bring up Dunst part in the original Spider-Man movies.

One piece of advice Dunst did take from Coppola? "I'm sorry, I can't lose weight for this role, '" she said.

"She was always a good influence on me as a young woman", Dunst says, recalling a compliment that Coppola once paid her that stayed with her for a long time.

'I don't care. Listen, I'd rather be in the first ones than the new ones, ' she told the trade magazine.

Kirsten Dunst says Hollywood's focus on younger stars has made her feel like an "ageing actress" at 35.

During the interview with Variety, Sofia and Kirsten reminisced about the early days of their friendship, when they were just beginning to get acquainted as actress and director. Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine - distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man - but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.

"She gave me confidence in little things that I wouldn't necessarily have had", she adds. Let me know in the comments!

And, considering she wasn't immediately recast with a skinnier blonde, we think her refusal conversation with Sofia went well. Dunst stars alongside Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman and Elle Fanning.

Dunst said Coppola was very understanding. "I was like, 'I'm an aging actress!' But they also had a lot more leverage because they had contracts. So even though they were stuck, they could also bully the studio back", said Kirsten.

"Now you work for nothing on independent films, and you rely on the fashion industry to support your artistic endeavours". Dunst has already cast Dakota Fanning in the lead, but production has stalled, as The Bell Jar awaits financing.

That sound you hear is the collective groan of a thousand actresses wishing their directors would take similar mercy. "Everyone has to work 10 times harder".

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