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Dunst: Undies helped me into role

Published 21/03/2014 | 07:47

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Kirsten Dunst stars in period drama The Two Faces Of January

Kirsten Dunst has revealed how the vintage underwear she wore on the set of Hossein Amini's new thriller, The Two Faces Of January, helped her to get into character.

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The Hollywood actress plays the role of Colette MacFarland in the film adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's novel of the same name.

The 31-year-old star told Total Film: "As soon as you get dressed in the costumes it makes you walk and talk differently."

The movie is set in Greece in 1962 and sees Kirsten decorated in an array of sophisticated retro dresses, although she admits that some of the clothes were less than comfortable.

"I definitely have a period brassiere on. It's actually a Marks and Spencer's old-lady version, so it's not too bad."

The movie features Viggo Mortensen as Colette's con-man husband Chester, who ropes tour guide and scammer Rydal Keener (Inside Llewyn Davis star Oscar Isaac) into helping him dispose of a body. As Rydal gets caught up in the ensuing events he becomes obsessed with Colette.

The look of the film is reminiscent of a 1960s Hitchcock thriller, but the Wimbledon actress pointed out that whilst the wardrobe was vintage the script was anything but stuffy.

"Just because you are in a period film, doesn't mean you have to start talking differently. Well maybe a little bit," she joked. "Viggo has some great one-liners. Hopefully some of them will make it into the cut."

The film, which is Amini's directorial debut, will be released in UK cinemas on May 16.

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