Kirsten Dunst’s new love for spray tans: “You lose like five pounds immediately”

Kirsten Dunst covers the December issue of Lucky Mag, and she looks pretty great on the cover. Granted, this hot pink and black number is nothing that I’d ever be able to pull off, but Kiki wears it well, and she looks really good with the benefit of a good stylist. The accompanying interview is a mixed bag, and it’s fairly obvious that this poor journalist came at the tail end of the Melancholia promotion because Kirsten makes it very clear that she’s sick of talking about the movie. However, Kiki does reveals a bit more about her distaste for the red carpet as well as a bit more about her discomfort during director Lars von Trier’s infamous Cannes Nazi rant. Also, she’s apparently a spray-tan convert now:

On Not Calling It A “Comeback”: “Just don’t write the ‘she’s back!’ thing. I wasn’t ever away! Sorry I wasn’t in Spiderman 4 a year after I was in Spiderman 3! You know what else I don’t like? Most people ask me questions based on a previous interview. That’s not an interview. It’s like they’re just saying my quotes back to me. And at this point, you can’t ask me about Melancholia because I only have my go-to answers in my head.”

On What She Whispered To Lars von Trier At Cannes: “I just said, ‘Come on, Lars,’ or something like that. What was I supposed to say? There were a lot of us up there and I feel like if [my costars John Hurt or Stellan Skarsgard] had said something it would have been easier. I think one of the guys could have been like, ‘All right, Lars’ or made a joke out of it. We were all in shock.”

More On Her Red Carpet Phobia: “I hate red-carpet photographs! It’s such flat lighting! They take away my cheekbones-I just become a moonface. I hate those photos so much. I always look terrible. And they don’t know angles on faces. There is no artistry to it. It’s like-” Dunst does an impression of what can only be called a lobotomy patient taking a picture. “I hate them!”

On Her New Obsession With Spray Tans: Dunst, who says she has “the kind of skin that you touch and it gets red,” recently discovered spray tans. “You lose like five pounds immediately, and your face is glowing and gorgeous!” It’s fun to watch Dunst continuously cast herself in these one-minute roles. Talking about self-tanner, she becomes a mini opera star, puffing up her chest and opening her hands like she’s going to belt it to the mezzanine level. “I look amaziiiiiiing! I did it for my last movie. Then Isla saw me and was like, ‘I’m gonna get spray-tanned too!’ I only did it twice so I’m tan in like two scenes and super-pale in the rest of the film.”

On Settling Down: “I thought when I reached 30 I’d have a lot more figured out. Until you have a kid, you’re just looking for your partner. And guys have a Peter Pan vibe. They’re 35 and they act like they’re 25. That’s what scares me about being in my 30s: not finding someone to have kids with. I can’t wait to relive life in a little kid’s way. I’m so ready for that lifestyle: Get a little place upstate and have them go to school up there.”

[From Lucky Mag]

Hmm, Kiki with a spray tan? This is something that I simply must see at some point. Oddly enough, I’ve very recently started using a very subtle tanning lotion (not a Snooki shade at all) for fair skin, and it makes a great deal of difference in my eyes as well as those who have witnessed the effect. For the first time in my life, I don’t look like a corpse, which is what I imagine that Kirsten is also attempting to describe here in her own enthusiastic way.

Meanwhile, Kirsten looks quite fresh and pretty in this photoshoot, which polishes her up as more of a classic beauty rather than the grungy look that she tends to favor during her off-work time. The interviewer even notes that “Dunst has a short, dark manicure and smudgy last-night makeup” during their talk. Kiki can be so gorgeous, but the day-old makeup thing would sort of kill it for me.

Photos courtesy of Lucky Mag

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  1. brin says:

    I like her more lately, she’s more mature in her own unique way.

  2. woopidoo says:

    love her!!!

  3. LJ says:

    shes giving me goop vibes on the cover

  4. SolitaryAngel says:

    OMG I actually liked her in this interview! Hey Bedhead, can you tell us the name of that tanning lotion? I’d love to try it too!! Thanks!! 

  5. Beat says:

    Kirsten looks fantastic in that cover. The “last night makeup” the interviewer talks about was from a photoshoot she had done the previous day. I’ve had professional makeup done to me before and it does takes me quite some time to take out eye eyeliner/mascara so I can understand her not being able to take it out completely in one sitting.

  6. Blergh says:

    Wow. She looks great!

  7. El Kiddo says:

    I absolutely adore this girl. Beautiful pictures, beautiful make up, beautiful styling.

  8. Kasey says:

    I have NEVER thought her attractive back in the Bring It On-Spiderman eras but my word! A little bit of weight gain can do wonders! She is GORGEOUS! WOW! I could totally see why guys would go gaga over her now (as in at this present time, I’m still confused about what was so stunning about her when she was way-too-skinny and common looking to me).

  9. Bite me says:

    The cover is very pretty

  10. Stellax2 says:

    I think she looks great. She really has appeared to mature. I wish her the best.
    Bedhead, thanks for the tip on the tanning lotion.

  11. BerMan says:

    So now spray tanning will be on the rise? hmmmm, to look even 5 lbs thinner I’m in !

  12. Julie says:

    To me she has been looking alot healthier and vibrant lately. Good for her.

  13. Emma says:

    I like Kirsten Dunst very much. She and Julia Stiles are my two favorite actresses of their generation, although Zoe Saldana is a close third. :)

    And I’m glad she brought up the ‘moon face’ thing, because she and Julia also share that same ‘photo’ trait, as it were.

    It’s amazing how some people get called out for certain things, and some people always get a pass. Julia is always criticized for having a round, flat face, but Kirsten is just cute as a button although she and Julia have a similar facial structure.

    No one brings up Kirsten’s past (and at the time, painfully obvious) alcohol abuse or her stint at the Cirque Lodge rehab facility–largely know for the treatment of alcohol addiction–for her problem (though she claims she was at the rehab for treatment of her depression), but nearly everyone thinks Angelina Jolie has a needle stuff in a vein, whenever she’s not on or in front of a camera, due to her past.

  14. Delta Juliet says:

    I’ve never found her to be very cute. But she looks good in this shoot.

  15. lush33 says:

    Love her! It’s actresses like her that should be the model for the child actors that fly off the tracks. She seems smart, and grounded and btw she is 5 years older than cracken

  16. DesertRose says:

    Spray tanning is super pricey. Like $30-40 a pop to get in one of those Versa-Spray machines. Or $150 a month for twice a week sessions. I love doing it for special occasions, but for the everyday I use Jergen’s Natural Glow. I just wish there was a self-tanner that didn’t stink.
    Kiki sure has matured a lot in the last few years. She comes off so collected, not like the crazy-stoner Kiki of past. Good job girl. I hope she finds a good man to have some kids with =)

  17. RocketMerry says:

    But she does not look like she tans

  18. kieslowski says:

    I love her so much. Everyone go see ‘Melancholia” she is brilliant in it!

  19. coco says:

    I love her,a genuine classy girl.

  20. Courtney says:

    During her spiderman reign.. she really irked me. she really has been winning me over lately. Love that she does magazine covers to promote a film, not just to stay relevant

  21. Kim says:

    Cant stand this untalented egomaniac. What has she ever done? Spiderman – really thats your claim to fame? Oh or a movie when she was 10. She is still riding on those coat tails? pathetic.

    Last yr she was bagging on fake tans and saying I love my pale skin. Such an unintelligent, untalented, hypocrite.

    • BitchyKaren says:

      Kirsten can act. The girl has talent. Remember Little Women? She upstaged Winona Ryder in every scene they were in together. Her portrayal as the child vampire Claudia in Interview with the Vampire with Tom, Brad and Antonio made the movie what it is. The movie was hers. Like her contemporaries, Christina Ricci and Thora Birch, these former child stars all have talent, they are ACTRESSES. Not fame hungry celebutants.

      Her “claim to fame” is her talent. You don’t need alot of blockbuster movies to make ur mark. You just gotta be good at what u do and be remembered for it. In her case, it was Interview with the Vampire. James Dean only did three movies by the way. :)