Kirsten Dunst is in ‘baby mode’: ‘I think 33 is a good age to have your first baby’

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Kristen Dunst covers the new issue of Red and I’m sure her interview is going to make Garrett Hedlund squirm a little bit. Garrett and Kiki have been together about two years. By most accounts, they are solid. There were some reports of some relationship trouble last year, but they’re still together and it seems like Garrett is very happy with her. I tend to think Garrett’s star is on the rise and it will continue to be on the rise in the years to come. Meanwhile, Kiki’s star is in decline, partly by choice (she doesn’t seem to want to work as much) and partly by Hollywood not caring that much about her. It’s almost hard to believe she’s only 32 – she did so much in her teens and 20s. Anyway, Kiki told Red that she’s all about babies these days. Is she trying to publicly pressure Garrett into getting her pregnant?

Kirsten Dunst has babies on the brain.

“I’m in baby mode because two of my really good friends are pregnant right now,” she tells Red in its September issue, on sale Aug. 7. “One of them is pretty chilled and the other’s like, ‘I can’t wait to have a glass of wine!’ I love it though. We’ve already picked her girl’s name, it’s done! I think 33 is a good age to have your first baby.”

Dunst, 32, is spending the summer in London with actor boyfriend Garrett Hedlund, but she doesn’t admit to having any plans for marriage or children at the moment.

“You don’t know what’s going to happen in the next 10 years. But I get asked that question a lot because I’m in my thirties and it’s like: time to get married and have babies, right? That’s the vibe. Well, I already have a mother to ask those questions, so nobody else needs to!”

For now, Dunst says she’s quite fond of just kicking back.

“I’m not as worried as I used to be. When I was younger, if I wasn’t working, I would get anxiety. I’d feel like I should be doing something. But now, I’m so good at chilling out. In my thirties I’ve become really good friends with relaxing,” she says.

“I have a girlfriend who lives in London – one of the ones who’s pregnant – and we sit in bed all day, watching movies and ordering food in. Not everyone can do that. Some people are like, ‘I have to get outside, I have to do something.’ And I’m like, ‘I’m actually fine not doing anything.’ I lost that part of myself. I’m sure one day, if I have kids, the anxiety of life will come back again, because you’re worried about somebody else.”

[From People]

I kind of like her for talking about this openly rather than “surprising” Garrett by getting pregnant out of the blue. You can see her working through it in the public sphere. Garrett is a farm boy and by all accounts, he’s pretty low-key and he seems like a good guy. Maybe they should have a baby. And we can see if Kirsten practices what she preaches and begins to conform to those 1950s gender stereotypes that she believes “work” for all people.


Photos courtesy of Red, WENN.

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  1. Lilly says:

    The cover is lovely, not familiar with this mag (am in Canada), but I recall some other nice covers from them too.

  2. Jegede says:

    She’s being hinting very much about marriage and babies in her last few interviews.

    Its almost as if she’s afraid to straight admit it for fear of either mass backlash/mockery (a la Jennifer Love Hewitt who I like) or scaring Hendlund away.

  3. lunchcoma says:

    I don’t think she’s pressuring Garrett into having a baby. If I had my guess, he’s on board with this and they’re already trying. It’s not as if starting a family is something that a woman needs to spring on a guy by surprise or nagging – plenty of men want to have children too (one of the reasons I tend to date slightly younger guys is that most of the ones a few years older than me who don’t have kids already are looking to settle down and have babies ASAP).

    • PrincessMe says:

      Wish I saw your comment before I made mine. Totally agree though.

    • tealily says:

      Yeah, I don’t understand why we are assuming this is something they haven’t talked about at all. That seems like a leap. She’s much more likely to discuss such topics with her partner than a magazine.

  4. TheOriginalKitten says:

    Who knew that Kiki and I would have something in common?

    We both wanna have Garrett’s baby.

  5. Truthtful says:

    I kind of like her more too for admitting it in a cool and casual way.Plus she seems relaxed and dare I say warmer these days. I like her.

    The 50’s thing is kind of disappointing though!

  6. PrincessMe says:

    I don’t understand how you can assume from her words (in a magazine, no less) that he doesn’t know how she feels and will be finding out how she feels from this interview. People in relationships actually talk and not all women are afraid to broach the topic of marriage and children with their SO.
    Also, even if they haven’t decided one way or another – whether to have children or not – if she really is feeling broody, he probably knows (every baby she sees will get an “awwww… how adorable.”) JMO, anyway.

  7. HH says:

    When she went on about sitting in bed relaxing and not everybody can do that, I thought she was going to say how fortunate she was in terms of wealth. But no. It’s because of her personality. I understand what she’s saying, it’s just that my mind went in a different direction and it’s hard to get over that initial annoyance.

  8. whatevs says:

    She is starting to grow on me. Hated her before, because you know, knowing her personally and all lol, I think she has matured a lot and I can actually see her making a come back in Hollywood if she wanted. A certain someone should take note…. Not that she was ever as bad as our favorite crack head, but still… Lol 😉

  9. T.C. says:

    Everything about that interview on wanting to nurture, stay at home, cook, and let the man be the knight in shining armor pointed to her wanting to have children and not work while Garrett brought home the bacon. This interview just confirms that she is nesting with them both working on having a baby. Which is fine if that’s what she wants for herself. Her movie with Viggo I think came out last month not sure but she is doing some work.

  10. may23 says:

    SHe looks very sophisticated here! Also, she’s one of those rare celebrities who remain sane and successful despite growing up in Hollywood

  11. JessSaysNo says:

    I don’t think most obgyns would whole-heartedly agree with you on that age, Dunst..

  12. manta says:

    Yeah, she’s really facing a career decline. In the last decade, she had the two Spiderman sequels which certainly allow her not to worry for her bank account, Marie-Antoinette (not talking about quality but exposure here), was the fisrt American to win best actress in Cannes in more than 15 years.
    And bonus for her she shot a movie with Viggo Mortensen and Oscar Isaac!
    Girl’s career is doing fine.
    And maybe Hedlund’s star is on the rise but we’re talkin about future openings her because I can only situate him from On the road and didn’t find him that stellar. His next projects might prove me wrong.

    Oh, it just occured to me he was in the Coen brothers’ film with Isaac too. Ok, he can be interesting.

  13. Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

    She looks like Leann Rimes

  14. AlexandriaTheGreat says:

    They look like brother and sister.

  15. Maritza says:

    They would make beautiful blond blue eyed babies together.