Kirsten Dunst claims she’s ignored by Hollywood: ‘Maybe I don’t play the game enough’

Actor said many of her films tended to be critically panned upon release only to become cult favourites in later years

Ellie Harrison
Thursday 29 August 2019 10:48
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Kirsten Dunst has claimed she is ignored by Hollywood, saying she has “never been recognised in my industry”.

The actor, who has received nominations for more than 60 awards during her career, said: “I’ve never been nominated for anything. Maybe like twice for a Golden Globe when I was little and one for Fargo.

She told Sirius XM’s In-Depth With Larry Flick: “Maybe they just think I’m the girl from Bring It On.”

Dunst added that “a lot of things I do people like later”. For example, she continued: “Remember when Marie Antoinette [came out] – y’all panned it? And now you all love it. Remember Drop Dead Gorgeous? Panned. Now you all love it.”

“I just feel like, ‘What did I do?’” she said. “I am so chill. Maybe I don’t play the game enough.”

Dunst scored her first Golden Globe nomination for the 1994 movie Interview with the Vampire and received a second nod for Fargo in 2015, for which she was also nominated for an Emmy. The actor also won the prestigious Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actress for Melancholia in 2011.

Her IMDb listing reads:” Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 32 wins & 66 nominations.”

Dunst, who is known for her roles in The Virgin Suicides and the Spider-Man trilogy, added that “it’d be nice to be recognised by your peers”.

She said: “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.”

Dunst can currently be seen in the Showtime series On Becoming a God in Central Florida.

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