Monday 22 January 2018

Dunst: My dream role is Dietrich

Kirsten Dunst stars in the new film Melancholia
Kirsten Dunst stars in the new film Melancholia

Kirsten Dunst has revealed she would like to play Marlene Dietrich on the big screen.

The Melancholia actress has German roots, thanks to her father Claus, and would love to do the screen icon justice.

"I would love to play Marlene Dietrich in a movie. My dad is from Germany so I feel that would be a really cool and interesting person to play," she said.

"But who knows? I don't know if there are any projects or if anybody is doing anything, but I would like to," she added.

Kirsten has a wide variety of roles on her CV, having starred in the Spider-Man films, Bring It On and Wimbledon. Her next big-screen outing is in Upside Down opposite Jim Sturgess and the film adaptation of Jack Kerouac's novel On The Road.

"As an actress, I'm not someone who is scared of doing things that are out of the box," she explained.

"I feel like I wouldn't be doing Melancholia if I had any limitations within myself or to go to any places. For me, my favourite actresses are like Charlotte Rampling, people who have always stepped out of the box, from the restraints of being a certain type of woman or story, and I always liked those stories the best."

:: Melancholia is in cinemas now.

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