I don’t give off that vibe. I think that you court that stuff, and to me it’s crossing a boundary that would hinder the trust in your working relationship.
This is an offensive thing to say considering that many actresses have come out with statements of casting couch horror stories, essentially being pressured to have sex for a film role. HuffPo points out that such actresses include Susan Sarandon, Charlize Theron, and Gwyneth Paltrow. Were they “giving off those vibes”, Kirsten? Were they “courting that stuff”?
What do you think about her statement?
April 20, 2014 at 8:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
Kirsten Dunst gave an interview with Harper’s Bazaar U.K. and said some things that feminist site Jezebel called “kind of dumb”, if that holds any weight for you. Ms. Dunst appears to have some very old-fashioned views on relationships. Here’s what she said in the interview, via Huffington Post:
I feel like the feminine has been a little undervalued. We all have to get our own jobs and make our own money, but staying at home, nurturing, being the mother, cooking — it’s a valuable thing my mom created. And sometimes, you need your knight in shining armor. I’m sorry. You need a man to be a man and a woman to be a woman. That’s why relationships work …
Not like I’m a huge fan of Jezebel or anything (not after the Lena Dunham photoshopping fiasco) but I gotta agree with them here — this wasn’t a very smart statement of her to make. A woman can be feminine without needing “a knight in shining armor” and implying that a woman is only a woman if she stays at home and cooks is really effing ridiculous to say in this day and age. If you wanna be a stay at home mom, go for it — I’m not saying you can’t, and it’s a damn hard job on its own. I’m saying that women are capable of doing other things, and if a woman isn’t the stereotypical one Dunst describes, it doesn’t make her any less of a woman.
April 5, 2014 at 10:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
This seemed to be the week of bobbleheads, for both men and women alike. Everyone needs to stop losing and start gaining weight, like now.
Go through these looks of the week and give me your picks for who looks BEST, WORST, and most WTF. Mine are at the bottom!
(P.S.: For SAG Awards fashion, check out this post.)
Anna Wintour. Giiiiirl…
January 24, 2014 at 12:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
You don’t hear all that much about Kirsten Dunst these days. She’s been keeping it low key, which makes a change for young Hollywood actresses. However, just because she’s been quiet doesn’t mean she hasn’t been working – in fact, she’s actually just booked a pretty exclusive deal as the first ever spokesperson for L’Oréal Professionnel and will become the face of the haircare branch of the company.
Here’s Kirsten’s statement:
“I feel very close to L’Oréal Professionnel. The brand is strongly connected to fashion and I admire its commitment to innovation, constantly creating new professional services and products to achieve the most on-trend styles.”
And a statement from International managing director of L’Oréal Professionnel Anne-Laure Lecerf:
“Kirsten Dunst has a timeless beauty and is a modern woman, closely connected to fashion. She has a strong personality and makes her own choices.
“Her great professionalism and commitment to excellence make Kirsten one of the most talented actresses I have ever met. She has the perfect attributes to embody the new values of L’Oréal Professionnel.”
And that’s that. I’d be super interested to see the data on how much more likely people are to buy a product just because a certain celebrity was endorsing it in comparison to, say, a regular model hired to do the job. Is it that big of a difference, really? Kirsten Dunst wouldn’t make me look twice at a shampoo or whatever she’ll be selling, but then I’m not a Kirsten Dunst fan. Then again, I’m a Kate Winslet fan and I’ve never bought anything by Lancome, so… who can say.
Have you ever bought anything just because it was endorsed by a celeb you like?
January 3, 2014 at 2:30 pm by Jennifer
This week’s Best and Worst Celebrity Looks of the Week is a little quiet. Not much goes on in those days between xmas and NYE. Last week we all went WTF at Lindsay Lohan’s outfit. Who will take that spot this week? Go through and choose your pics for BEST, WORST, and MOST WTF.
December 27, 2013 at 3:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Don’t even pretend you don’t love seeing celebrities without makeup. Unless it’s someone super young and pretty like Selena Gomez, in which case, girl, no one cares. You’re practically a child, it shouldn’t be shocking that you look great without makeup. But I appreciate the selfie.
No, the good stuff is seeing J.Lo without makeup. And now, Kirsten Dunst. Kiki D is amazing to me, because she’s 31 and yet without makeup, she looks like she did in her Bring It On years. Which is a film I never bothered to see. So maybe I should go with Virgin Suicides. Yeah, she looks like that.
So here’s Kirsten Dunst shopping at Bed, Bath, and Beyond with her mom, makeup-free. I think without any makeup (compare here) she looks super young but I showed these to someone who said, “Are you insane? She looks way old. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.” And that person was Jerry Seinfeld.
What do YOU think?