Kirsten Dunst on her future plans: ‘It’s time to have babies and chill’


It feels like a new era of Kirsten Dunst, doesn’t it? She’s moved on from Garrett Hedlund and is now engaged to Jesse Plemons. She’s working consistently in interesting projects, from The Beguiled to Fargo. And, as she says in her new Marie Claire UK interview, she’s got babies on the brain. Even though Kiki says it’s a new thing, this baby-craziness, I can remember her talking about babies for a while. For years now, she’s been talking about how she really wants to settle down and start a family. I think Garrett Hedlund wasn’t into it. But Jesse Plemons is into it. And I’m happy for her. Here are some highlights from Marie Claire UK:

She wants babies: “It’s time to have babies and chill. I wasn’t one of those ‘I need a baby!’ people until my goddaughter was born. I love her so much. That love is just like… you can’t experience that unless you have a kid. I put her to bed last night and she woke up this morning and said to her mom, ‘Where’s Kiki?’ I just love that love. That’s what I want.”

On Jesse Plemons: She describes him as ‘my favourite actor I’ve ever worked with’ and her ‘best friend.’

On social media: “You can get jobs based on your Instagram following these days. That’s insane, but that’s why I have it now. As a man, you could get away with not having it. As a woman in this industry, I think you gotta do it now. It’s just part of the game.”

If she wasn’t an actress, she wouldn’t care about clothes: “I definitely have a gross dress with holes in it that I would never wear in LA, but in Austin, [where her fiancé Jesse Plemons is based] no one cares… If I wasn’t an actress I’d dress like garbage every day. All my clothes would be rags.”

The latest Spider-Man reboot: “We made the best ones, so who cares? I’m like, ‘You make it all you want.’ They’re just milking that cow for money. It’s so obvious. You know what I mean?”

[From Marie Claire UK]

I love her continuing shade for the endless Spider-Man movies. While I have nothing against Tom Holland personally, we really don’t need another f–king Spider-Man movie. AT ALL. It’s all so unnecessary. As for social media… I get what she’s saying that “being good at social media” can certainly help a young actress’s career. But I also think it’s a practical thing, a way to engage with fans and have fun. Like, Lin-Manuel Miranda is delightful on Twitter and it’s not about him trying to get a job. He’s just having fun.


Photos courtesy of Marie Claire UK.

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  1. me says:

    I don’t know how many people said they were “chillin” after having babies lol. I guess if you can afford a lot of help you can chill.

    • Amanduh says:

      Thinking the same!!! Maybe when they’re a few months old, but the first while was anything but ‘chill’…maybe I did it wrong?! lol

    • Tourmaline says:

      Yeah quite the opposite of chillin I would say
      But it’s not uncommon for women to present having a baby to be an escape from the grind before they realize it’s can be a grind all its own 😉

    • Dally says:

      I’d guess she means “chill” career-wise, as in not work as much.

  2. perplexed says:

    I think she’s simply saying that it’s insane that you can actually get a job based on having an Instagram (as opposed to talent?), not just about how it can theoretically help. Her point is definitely an interesting one, and it’s even more interesting to hear it said out loud. She knows more about the industry than any of us do since she’s actually fighting for those jobs.

    • Millie says:

      Exactly. I also think it is insane to get fashion contracts and modeling gigs based solely off of social media followers (Selena Gomez I am looking at you).

  3. Sullivan says:

    I ❤ Kirsten. Talented actress with exquisite style (except at home, apparently). Go have dem babies!

  4. slowsnow says:

    I really don’t understand the “different kind of love” thing with the kids. Children are not love providers or stimulants, they are human beings that you help raise, give confidence, love enourmously but also sometimes do not completely understand, struggle to follow etc. The amount of love you get is equal to the incredible potential for pain and heartache when they get hurt, lack confidence etc. It’s a complex thing. They are life, unreductible to a “sort of love that you can’t get anywhere else”.

    That said, I really like Kiki’s vibe… I do, really.

  5. minx says:

    I just watched her Fargo season….she and Jesse were both excellent.

    • rty says:

      Is the second season as toxic as the first one? The amount of misery in it put me off the show, I haven’t even finished it but I hear good things about s02…

  6. Freddy Spaghetti says:

    She and Jesse are adorable! I’m so glad she’s happy

  7. MsTurtle says:

    She’s been in the business so long, she’s seen it aaaalllll. I have always had a soft spot for Kiki. She is interesting in a refreshing way and she’s not trying to please everyone. I only wish her well.

  8. Miss M says:

    Go Kiki!
    I think Franco threw shade on the Spiderman reboots as well a while back.

  9. Zuzus Girl says:

    She’s matured into a very good actress. Loved her (both of them actually) in Fargo.

  10. serena says:

    I really like Kiki, I hope she keeps on getting interesting projects!

  11. MostlyMegan says:

    Lol. More like, ‘Have babies and be more tired and fat than you ever thought possible.’ (well that is my experience anyway)

  12. AnaOG says:

    These interviews are done months in advance. This strengthens my theory that she is pregnant during the premiere at Cannes.

  13. African Sun says:

    She’s a cool chick.

  14. Parigo says:

    She looks beautiful and fierce here. Love her and Jesse, but yea, I think she’s wanted kids since Jake.

  15. Olivia13 says:

    Also, so many actors (male) live outside LA. Case in point her fiancee who live sin Austin. How many actresses could get away with that?. Women always have to be “seen”

  16. Marianne says:

    I like Kirsten. She seems really down to earth (which is pretty refreshing considering she grew up in the hollywood machine).

  17. maryquitecontrary says:

    I read that caption and said “babies and chili?”

    I need better glasses. 🙂

  18. teacakes says:

    Awww damn, I missed this! I’ve always wished she got the critical dues she deserved from the Hollywood establishment, but if she wants to dial it back now then I hope she does what makes her happy.