Kirsten Dunst has some conflicting memories of Brad Pitt.
The actress was just 12 when she appeared opposite Pitt in Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles, and, though Pitt was 31, the two shared an on-screen kiss.
Though many people envied her chance to kiss a movie star, Dunst said it wasn’t all that great.
“It was just a peck,” Kirsten Dunst told Bullet magazine about her kiss with Brad Pitt
“I remember Brad would watch lots of Real World episodes,” she added. “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.”
Being a late bloomer wasn’t so bad for her career though. Filmmaker Sofia Coppola was attracted to Dunst‘s innocent ways, and cast the young actress in The Virgin Suicides as a small-town vixen.
Kirsten Dunst may also have mixed memories of Brad Pitt, but Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles helped to kick-start her career in the mid- to late-90s. Her roles started to steadily increase over the next few years after its release, peaking in the three-year stretch between 1999 and 2001 when she appeared in 12 movies.
Aside from dishing about Brad Pitt, Kirsten Dunst also told Bullet about what would turn out to be the biggest role of her life — playing Mary Jane in the Spiderman trilogy. The movies grossed $2.5 billion worldwide, taking Dunst from an actress mostly appearing in small comedies to a bona fide A-list star.
“I wish we could have done a fourth movie,” says Dunst of the comic book saga. “We were like a family. Plus, those movies gave me the means to not work as much, help my family, and do little indie projects that I made no money on. To many people, I’m still ‘that girl from Spider-Man.’ “
And to others, Kirsten Dunst will still be the girl who kissed Brad Pitt.