Don’t lie – y’all know Interview with the Vampire was the shit back in the day. Brad Pitt as Louis de Pointe du Lac? Yes, please! Tom Cruise as Lestat de Lioncourt? Yep (it’s okay, it was pre-Scientology). Kirsten Dunst, only 11 at the time, also got her career started in the film as Claudia, a woman trapped in a little girl’s body and turned into a vampire. She had to kiss Pitt – “a peck”, as she now describes it – and while most ladies would be creaming themselves over the very thought, Kirsten, being only a a kid then, found it pretty gross.
“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.”
I love the thought of Brad Pitt – obviously in his stoner phase at that point – sitting around between takes watching The Real World. Didn’t we all, bro? Also, shit, you think 16 makes you a late bloomer? I was 18 and then I didn’t kiss anyone else for like, 5 years. Did that make me a loser? Maybe. Did I care? Nope!
In any case, I still think Little Women was Kirsten Dunst’s best movie.