Kirsten Dunst in the worst shoot ever, says kissing Brad Pitt was ‘disgusting’

Kirsten Dunst

Kirsten Dunst appears in the April issue of Bullett magazine, and the end result is probably the most hideous photoshoot I’ve seen in at least a few years. Poor KiKi was apparently all for this spread and is quoted as exclaiming, “Come on, guys. Let’s make this controversial. Let’s sell magazines!” As such, she’s allowed herself to be subjected to low-grade Photoshop skills that come off worse than an elementary school art project while wearing weird, ugly clothing and standing in piles of rocks. She’s also throwing gang symbols while made up like a corpse (I think), and her fingers are actually twisted in the “blood” symbol. Terrible.

Whatever possessed Kirsten to entrust Bullett to make her look “controversial” in a weird-ass, faux-digitized manner, I’ll never know. Maybe she’s been hanging around Lars Von Trier for far too long a period of time, but at least Lars knows how to make things look pretty even when the subject matter is less than appealing. Oh well. Kirsten gives a mini-interview as well, and she discusses how little she enjoyed kissing Brad as an 11-year-old girl starring in Interview with a Vampire. I feel like I’ve heard that quote before, but I definitely didn’t know that Brad was a big “Real World” fan. How strange:

Kirsten Dunst

Kirsten Dunst

She hated kissing Brad Pitt: “It was just a peck. I remember Brad would watch lots of Real World episodes. He had this long hair. He was just a hippie-ish cool dude. Everyone at the time was like, ‘You’re so lucky you kissed Brad Pitt,’ but I thought it was disgusting. I didn’t kiss anyone else until I was 16, I think. I was a late bloomer.”

She didn’t take to early fame either: “People would stop to take my picture like I was Britney Spears or something. I hated the attention.”

On being a movie star: “To so many people, I’m still ‘that girl from Spider-Man.’ I wish we could have done a fourth movie. We were like a family. Plus, those movies gave me the means to not work as much, help my family, and do little indie projects that I made no money on.”

On being sexy for The Virgin Suicides: “I trusted Sofia a lot. It was the first time someone wanted me to be more sexual, to be the object of desire. I myself was starting to change, but I hadn’t yet been able to express that in a film. Because Sofia was a woman, too, I felt so much more comfortable doing that.”

[From Bullett Media]

Oh, I loved The Virgin Suicides, and I think that scene where Josh Hartnett’s character is sitting in his car, and Kiki runs up to him and surprises him with a bunch of gooey kisses (“Come on home, girl….”) is one of the best make-out scenes in cinematic history. Sofia Coppola made one hell of a movie there, didn’t she? Too bad she’s kind of gone down the tubes lately with Marie Antoinette, and The Bling Ring trailer looks really weird.

Now back to this terrible photoshoot. It’s just awful, isn’t it? The shots that show off actual outfits aren’t as bad as the rest of them, but it still looks like amateur nonsense. Like, the art department of the magazine decided it would be a good idea to dress Kirsten up in weird “avant-garde” clothing and decorate the shoot in the same manner that you’d dress up a fish bowl. Lots of fruity-looking pebbles and mirrors, and ohhhh, my head hurts.

Kirsten Dunst

Kirsten Dunst

Kirsten Dunst

Kirsten Dunst

Photos courtesy of Bullett Media

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  1. BooBooLaRue says:

    Smells like desperation

  2. Manchurian Global says:

    Ugh – looks like a college art project.

  3. Gloria says:

    I like the last 2 pictures but you’re right about the other ones.

  4. lucy2 says:

    That is one weird photoshoot.

    I think she went through a rough patch, but seems to be doing pretty well, and I hope that continues.

  5. Mandy says:

    Yep, it’s pretty awful. I hate when people just make something as random as possible, then call it “art”. Then again, someone would just say that “I don’t understand”.

  6. bea says:

    Her whole (faux) artist vibe irks me. And I’m certain Brad Pitt could not have cared less about having to kiss her weaselly ass……….

    Ivy suspenders and copper eye shadow – amazing. Good job stylist at Bullett!

    • Jonathan says:

      @bea Oh calm down she was 11 at the time, Brad must have been 30. Cant believe you get defensive on his behalf. All she is saying is that she was too young to enjoy kissing him. It was probably embarrassing and weird to kiss a fully grown man as it should be when one is a kid and another is grown up. Geez!

    • LAK says:

      @Bea: So a 30yr old man kissing a child is OK with you? Why do you assume Brad would be happy about doing that?

      • endoplasmic_ridiculum says:


        Do you remember ‘Interview with a Vampire?’. The whole point of that scene was the pathos of a grown woman who was hundreds of years old trapped in the body of a child. The kiss was MEANT to be weird. It’s not meant to be ok. It’s meant to be confusing as heck. Jeez.

      • LAK says:

        endoplasmic_ridiculum: I love INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE. Was obsessed by the book and the eventual film when they came out. I know what the kiss was supposed to symbolise. And i think it’s one of the few instances where a kiss on film isn’t gratuitous.

        In this post, i am responding to @Bea who, breaking the 4th wall, thinks a 30yr old man would be OK kissing a child that wasn’t related to him since that child has expressed disgust at having to kiss the man. It seems to have escaped @Bea that though the kiss happened for artistic reasons, the process of making that art would have been uncomfortable for both.

        @Bea is dismissive of the child’s comments about the process in a tone that implies the man may have enjoyed the process.

        That is what i was getting at.

        ps:- Growing up doesn’t change our childhood feelings simply because we can view them as adults, Kirsten’s feelings about the kiss don’t change because she can’t change what happened when she was a child.

      • OutstandingWorldCitizen says:

        I mean really HOW FRIGGIN’ OLD is this Interview with a Vampire story. Kissing any grown man at the age she was SHOULD be gross and as you so astutely pointed out Brad was not chumping at the bit the kiss her either unless perahps he’s a PEDI….NOT. It’s not even cute this story. It is just old, tired, desperate like the state of her career.

        Oh yeah, talk about ill-conceieved. The clothes. The photos. WTF?!!YUCKY, YUCKY. POOH, POOH.

    • Lauren says:

      You sound really moody Bea and are jumping down her throat for no reason.

      Have you ever watched the movie ‘Interview with a Vampire’? Kirsten was a child around the time and Brad Pitt an adult male. I think it is natural that any little girl would think the act of kissing would be disgusting at that age and that’s even without the context / undertones in which it was portrayed in the movie. So give her a break and as for Brad Pitt, I am sure he didn’t wish to kiss an 10-11 year old girl either and probably thought it was strange/unpleasant but did because that’s what his role as Louis required.

  7. annabelle says:

    That is some $hitty “art”. Are we sure Franco wasn’t involved with this in any way?

  8. bopit says:

    The Virgin Suicides is one of the most incredible movies of all time. The music, the cinematography, the focus on the girls… it’s beautiful.

  9. Kittykat says:

    She bugs me … This didnt help .

  10. fabgrrl says:

    Yes, she has said that before. Kissing Brad Pitt was gross. She was just a little kid, and it wasn’t a kiss-kiss, just the kind a girl gives her dad/uncle/big brother (yes, I read the book and know they had a *different* relationship there). I thought it was gross the way people kept questioning her about it.

  11. Marianne says:

    The shoot is a little too artsy-fartsy. I dont think she meant to trash Brad Pitt. I think shes just saying that it was weird and gross because she was like 8. She probably just didn’t see him in that way.

  12. Kiddo says:

    The last one, the B&W, would have worked better without the fringe to the left. If that was taken out, I could like it. I didn’t read the entire article, but from the quote, it seems that the kissing might have been “disgusting” with anyone since she says she was a late bloomer?

    I don’t have the hate for her. She was good in some movies I’ve seen. I don’t know enough about her to dislike her as a person.

  13. lady mary. says:

    i like the last pic and i loved the virgin suicides and thats all i have to say abt her,thank u very much

  14. tracking says:

    I remember Brad watched lots of Real World episodes. LOL!

  15. ladybert62 says:

    What weird pictures – they dont do her any favors.

    I dont know why but that last picture I like (sorta) and it reminds me ot Marlene Dietrich.

    Her comment re Pitt is funny.

  16. gloaming says:

    I’d much rather see an actress like this than some sleazy GQ shoot where the girl looks like she’s about to give a bj.

    I feel like we’re bombarded by the Terry Richardson’s of the world and the trash that those magazines throw at us that it’s refreshing to me to see images like this.

  17. kennedy says:

    Um Bedhead, Sofia Copp0la made Lost in Translation after Virgin Suicides… pretty sure she has churned out quality films since. Somewhere was pretty good, and Bling Ring looks fine.

  18. Dawn says:

    Okay those are god awful pictures and I expect way more from Kikki. I love her as an actress because I think she has so much talent. She was a little girl of 8 and he was in his late 20′s so of course it would be disgusting.

  19. Jess says:

    Of course kissing Brad Pitt was disgusting. She was what, 10 years old? It would be disgusting if she gushed about how great kissing a grown man as a little girl was.

    I don’t mind the shoot. It’s a smallish mag so it’s not like they have a ton of money to play with. They called some great clothes in though.

  20. LAK says:

    She was 10 or 11 when they shot the film, so it was never a Brad diss. just the normal reaction of a girl that age who hasn’t discovered boys yet.

    It’s kind of gross/pervy that people kept asking her when she was on the press tour [age 12] for the film as if she should give them a grown up sexual answer.

    And it’s kind of gross/pervy that people ask her about it now since it doesn’t change the fact or feelings about the experience of her 10/11yr old non sexual self.

    That said, she was awesome in that role. to convey a character that ages convincingly from age 6 to 200yrs was such an amazing feat for a 10yr old child.

    I think the only other child actress who had that range was Christina Ricci.

    Given their childhood talents, their adult careers are disappointing. I always thought they would transition like Jodi Foster.

    • lisa2 says:

      Great post.

      It amazes me the dumb question reporters ask. And I agree she really was wonderful in that role.

      I really don’t follow her so not sure about what she has done. I think the photos seem off because her personality is not really known. And these pictures don’t seem to fit who she seems to be. But then I don’t know much about her. But not crazy about the pictures. It just seems to me more with female actresses more so, that they are all trying so hard to make some kind of impression; make someone notice them with random statements or weird photo shoots..

      I just find many of them very bland and interchangeable; none are that fascinating.

  21. magda says:

    I like the way she’s talking about doing Spider-Man: she likes her co-workers, she appreciate financial stability, that comes with making a blockbuster, but she doesn’t pretend it’s high art.

  22. Cam S says:

    I’ve always loved her bitchy little face and snaggle tooth. I like her

  23. truthful says:

    She always brings up that kiss from a million years ago…geez let it go.

    I saw her in a film last year, I forgot the name of it, she was pretty good, it was centered on her weird family and relationship issues I think…


  24. Hipocricy says:

    I don’t dislike the photoshoot, i think it’s very HERS…awkward and ghostly.

    And her comments about kissing Brad, an adult when she was a child is perfectly sane and normal…the contrary would be creepy.

  25. Fabianne says:

    I think all the weird “avant-garde” clothing is from Rodarte. She’s modeling their SS 13 collection. And normally her photoshoots are very feminine and romantic and ethereal and airy so I get why she didn’t want to do more of the same.

  26. GoodCapon says:

    She has the same expression in the 2nd and 3rd photo. It’s unnerving.

  27. Caroline says:

    Excuse me, Bedhead, but Lost in Translation was Sofia Coppola’s masterpiece and just because she doesn’t make uber-commercial/sh*tty films for mass consumption doesn’t mean she’s “gone down the tubes lately.” Please.

  28. Lachica says:

    I love it. Very avant guard.

  29. floretta50 says:

    This must be the 3rd time I have read that she kissed Brad Pitt. How many actresses kiss and tell when making a movie, seems strange. Now he has grown into this big star, name drop and voila publicity, that must be the reason why.

    • lisa2 says:

      I just thought about that. Why talk about something that happened almost 20 years ago. Especially since you have already said it. But looking at the heading of the thread. Without the mention of Brad how news worthy would this whole shoot be. And that is a bit well SAD if that is how you have to get noticed

      Once again I need to grab the broom and dust pan to sweep of Brad’s name being dropped YET AGAIN.

      I notice that he nor Angie ever need to name drop others.

      If they ask her about it just say.. it was so long ago and I don’t even recall, but I’ve talked about it before.

      but she does look a lot like Paltrow. The could be sisters.. LOOK WISE. I can’t compare personalities.

    • ??? says:

      Um, I’m going to go out on a limb and surmise that Dunst was — for the umpteenth time since filming Interview with a Vampire — ASKED about the experience of kissing Pitt.

      So she ANSWERED.

      How many actresses kiss and tell? I’ve heard plenty of mentions made, actually. Actors promoting a film will often be complimentary toward one another regarding love scenes, kissing, etc. It’s an easy sell tactic to pique the interest of potential moviegoers. And I’ve even heard less-than-kind mentions being made too (but usually after a film has had its run).

      @lisa2: Interviewers want all the juicy details, if you haven’t noticed, and they often won’t settle for a boring, brush-offy answer, like the one you suggested might have made Kirsten come across as more credible.

      I don’t doubt she’s trying to “sell magazines” to promote her upcoming film, but she’s been out of the Hollywood inner loop for long enough, doing her own thing, as weird and artsy-fartsy as it (and she) might be. From following her career here and there post-Spider Man, I don’t think she’s minded not being at the epicenter of the movie-making industry. She may have fallen somewhat out of favor, but the distance she’s put between herself/her career and the Hollywood studio system seems in significant part deliberate. So I seriously doubt she’s intentionally dropping Pitt’s name for publicity.

      Might be hard to believe, but not everyone wants a piece of precious, delicate, wonderful, ever-pure Brad and Angie, for goodness’ sake.

      And the reason those two don’t name-drop is because they’re at the top of the Hollywood food chain, no? They’re somewhat insular as it is by Hollywood standards, and I don’t believe it’s an integrity issue for them. Whose name would they possibly be able to drop that would make them look even more fabulous and transcendent than they apparently already are?

  30. Lemony says:

    I’ve always liked her. She is much prettier than this photoshoot implies. Love Sofia Coppola too!

  31. Abby says:

    Hideous photo shoot.

    Really can’t stand her most of the time, but that’s nice what she said about spiderman. At least she didn’t bash the franchise. ::cough:: shiamegan

  32. Apples says:

    I blame the photographer.
    If you brought say 5 different photographers into that exact set design and fashion layout, the variation of the results would be amazing. The lighting and photo angles here are flat and lifeless.

  33. lori says:

    She’s a little too GOOPy for me.

  34. Jaxx says:

    All I could think of is how much money was wasted on that shoot and for what? Ugly pictures?

  35. Stubbylove says:

    Shout out to the world: Access to a camera and Photoshop does not automatically make you an artist. Come on man, Damn.

  36. Shelly says:

    I love Kiki, but this photo shoot is awful.

  37. Ginger says:

    Weird photo shoot! I usually like strange things but this is too much. A film was made in the town I went to college in and Kirsten was in it. I got to watch filming for an hour which consisted of her getting into a vehicle and the car going around the block over and over. They unfortunately picked st Patrick’s day to shoot downtown which is a huge party day. I remember the actors hanging around a lot while the director complained about the noise.

  38. gg says:

    She poses like a dead fish. Tyra would slice her up into a million pieces.

  39. CAKat says:

    How does throwing gang signs fit in with it at all?

  40. eileen says:

    What. The…everlasting hell???

  41. Holden says:

    Is Kirsten Dunst still part of the Hollywood scene? I thought she’d been successfully driven away.

  42. JM says:

    The pictures look like album covers Pink Floyd rejected.

  43. skuddles says:

    What a strange, unappealing photo shoot. She looks… not good in any of the pics. She’s really not aging well – which might have something to do with the copious amounts of booze she’s known to toss back on a regular basis. Her liver and Lilo’s liver should make a play date.

  44. Brat says:

    I heard her say this so many times. It’s like “hey, remember when I was in a movie with a big star, remember, remember?” But the fact she brings it up all the time reeks of desperation.

  45. I Choose Me says:

    Such a weird shoot but I like her and think she’s a solid actress. Maybe she just didn’t want to do ‘pretty’ or ‘sexy’ in a shoot for once?

  46. MissKittyKay says:

    it makes me sad people say i look like this girl

  47. c says:

    Another one here sad to get the comparisons to Kiki- i have similar bone structure but UGH. Not a good thing

    And i laughed b/c i read somewhere a site that had illuminati imagery in music videos/fashion shoots and such. This has it! The one where she poses with the black poles- totally the Free mason symbol. Look at it- the triangle and the bar across the bottom she is slumped in the middle. In plain sight! also the black and white small checker pattern in one of the photos- another illuminati thing. The ‘shadow’ side or dual personalities/split personalities thing also featured with her posing with her literal shadow in the picture prominently featured as well. Sigh. don’t laugh, once you read about it you see it a LOT of places in ‘the industry///’ ..:)

  48. Tracy says:

    She does not say “Why it was disgusting”

    • pwal says:

      I seem to remember an interview, when she was in her teens (I assume, because she seemed too giggly and boisterous to be in her 20s). Anyway, she said that his lips were dry, which doesn’t seem like a minus to me. Personally, it would gross me out if his kiss was too wet-the implication would be that he was trying to tongue her down, and she was, what, ten or eleven years old?

      Anyway, I won’t hate on her since her reaction seems pretty typical for someone who had a kiss when she wasn’t ready for it, even if it was during the course of doing her job. And kudos to her parents for not encouraging her to ‘being into it’ i.e. kissing a grown-@$$ed man.

  49. Ruyana says:

    I wonder if she has neck problems. Her head is tilted way, way back in every shot. Not a good look for her.

  50. Christo says:

    Perhaps I’m so bored with all the current magazine covers with Taylor Swift that this photo shoot actually seemed interesting. That being said, all one needs now is some heavy eye makeup and glitter for this to be the set of a KeSha music video.

  51. Janet says:

    I will always adore her for Drop Dead Gorgeous. See it if you haven’t!

  52. Actually, I like this photoshoot. I think anyone who does a quirky or odd shoot gets called desperate and attention-seeking, but I think this is pretty good.

  53. suhon says:

    Looks like Florence and the Machine album art.

  54. Kasia says:

    She looks…smelly! Unattractive. And hung over.

  55. I never really liked her, she’s okay….at least she got to kiss brad. I honestly don’t think she is an attractive person, the photos are horrible. Maybe she’s just not that kind of celebrity, the sex symbol one

  56. DesertPoppy says:

    16 isn’t a late bloomer. This photo shoot is so odd, definitely better than a Terry Richardson/Esquire shoot but so odd.

  57. elceibeno08 says:

    Oh God, these pictures are awful. The last picture is particularly frightening. What thought of feeling did they try to achieve?

  58. RdyfrmycloseupmrDvlle says:

    No, shes not your typical big boobed bleach blonde hollywood actress and thats exactly why I love her. She has TONS of acting talent. Real talent. which is rare these days. She has taken a lot of risks with different roles and shes one of the few actresses that are actually INTERESTING. No, shes not a “conventional” beauty but I have seen her look beautiful and she is always attention grabbing in her roles.
    She is a complicated person with vulnerabilities and issues and all of it makes for one damn interesting person and actress. Give me kirstin dunst over your typical gum chewing Hywd bimbo any day.
    PS: the photo shoot. I dont know WHO signed off on this but KiKi should fire their a$$. This doesnt do her justice at all. In the right clothes and make up and light her bone structure and skin could be luminescent. this is awful with a capital A.

  59. A Fan says:

    Sigh. I much prefer models to do a model shoot – they are photogenic and compelling (even if not conventionally beautiful). That is why they have a career in modelling.

    Nothing against Kirsten Dunst, but she is not what I would call photogenic nor pleasing to look at in print. On screen, a different story.

  60. Hakura says:

    I sort of like the dress in the 3rd pic from the bottom. Not the shoes, but I think the outfit (can’t tell if it actually IS a dress, or top/skirt) looks pretty cool, actually.

    I hate the shoot, & don’t find it at ALL flattering to Kirsten. But I agree it’s better than GQ-over sexualized photoshoots when women always appear to be in various states of sexual act.

  61. Hakura says:

    I sort of like the dress in the 3rd pic from the bottom. Not the shoes, but I think the outfit (can’t tell if it actually IS a dress, or top/skirt) looks pretty cool, actually.

    I hate the shoot, & don’t find it at ALL flattering to Kirsten. But I agree it’s better than GQ-over sexualized photoshoots when women always appear to be in various states of sexual act.

  62. Lindi says:

    i think the shoot is interesting and she is doing mudras with her hands

  63. Lotta says:

    I like this photoshop. Very interesting work and diffrent.

  64. Nicole says:

    There are no words in any language to describe just how incredibly terrible these photos are.

  65. nj says:

    She wanted to do Spider-man 4? That was not her story when she and her co-stars were promoting Spider-man 3, it seemed like she hated the franchise and said something to the effect that it was played out. Is she missing the big payout…is she not so much in demand now that there are a whole new crop of fresh faces???

  66. nj says:

    Kirsten had better win an Oscar ASAP or move to TV. These are the only ways to stay working as an actress once you are no longer young enough to be the youthful hottie (Alba, Reid) There are few exceptions (Aniston, Diaz)

    Might I suggest that she do a movie with the word “Monster’ in the title.

  67. calma.furiosa says:

    Art direction/editing could have been better. But imagine the Swinton as the subject instead…