Kirsten Dunst turns 32 today, and we're starting to wonder if she and her sexy boyfriend Garrett Hedlund could get engaged soon! Together since 2012, the sexy couple is adorable together. And ever since Dunst's controversial Harper's Bazaar interview we know she is looking for a knight in shining armor.
“I feel like the feminine has been a little undervalued,” Dunst told Harper’s Bazaar UK. “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.”
“Sometimes, you need your knight in shining armor,” she continued. “I’m sorry, you need a man to be a man and a woman to be a woman. That’s why relationships work.”
At the time, countless readers complained about Dunst's perspective on marriage and gender roles. “Kirsten Dunst is not paid to write gender theory so it shouldn’t surprise anyone that she’s kind of dumb about it, just as I wouldn’t be surprised if Gloria Steinem sucked at convincingly and heartbreakingly playing a mysterious oversexed teen who kills herself in a Sofia Coppola movie,” Erin Gloria Ryan wrote.
But Hedlund doesn't seem to be too bothered by Dunst's take on relationships. Gushing about his first date with Dunst, the 29-year-old actor recalled a bumpy 3 a.m. boat ride. “It was not a stable canoe," he told Details. "We fell out and had to swim back in mucky sh*tty water, like golf-pond water.”
Dunst admits that she worries about not finding someone to spend her life with. “I thought when I reached 30 I’d have a lot more figured out,” she confessed. “Until you have a kid, you’re just looking for your partner,” she continued. “And guys have a Peter Pan vibe. They’re 35, and they act like they’re 25. That’s what scares me about being in my 30s: not finding someone to have kids with.”
Could Garrett Hedlund be the one? If he does propose, Dunst will always keep life interesting. Here are five ways the blond beauty has surprised us:
1. She Didn’t Like Kissing Brad Pitt
When Kirsten Dunst kissed Brad Pitt at 11-years-old in Interview with the Vampire plenty of girls were jealous. But Dunst didn't enjoy it at all! In fact, it kept her from kissing another person for a few years. “It was just a peck,” she remembered. “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.”
2. She’s Not Afraid To Try New Things
Kirsten Dunst is one of those people who can do it all. Her work in her movies has led her to explore many of her other passions and talents, and she isn’t afraid to try something new. “I had a mean backhand for a while from learning tennis for Wimbledon. I got into tap dancing for Drop Dead Gorgeous. Now I take tap lessons sometimes, and I’m thinking of wanting to maybe take up singing again,” the actress revealed. In fact she’s become a really good singer!
3. George Clooney Taught Her How To Drive
Kirsten Dunst had the best driving teacher ever. She started out in the business as a child star. So she was constantly around celebrities. And she has some great memories of growing up in the business. She and George Clooney happened to be working on ER together when it was time for her to learn how to drive. So he decided to help her out. She got lessons from him right on set. “George Clooney taught me to drive,” she revealed. “He showed me how in a golf cart on the set. I can tell you he is the best, as gorgeous in real life as he looks on screen.”
4. She’s A Dual Citizen
Kirsten Dunst’s dad is from Germany. And that has become a very important part of her life. “I really want to do a film in another language,” she said. “My dad’s from Germany, so it’d be really cool to do a film in German. I’m not quite fluent, but I can get there. And my accent’s pretty good. I wouldn’t feel too out of my element.” Well she may just get her wish. Dunst is a dual citizen. She got her German citizenship in 2011. “I’m now a real international lady,” she said. “One who can film in Europe without a problem.” And she wants to put that to use. “It would be the greatest joy for me to act in a German film.”
5. She Likes To Live A Modest Life
Kirsten Dunst has been in the business for a long time. But she doesn’t like to flaunt it. She has a problem with people assuming things about her. “I have a good job and people like to build me up as having a certain lifestyle. But I’ve got a pretty good head on my shoulders,” she said. “I support my family and I’m careful with my money. I have one apartment in New York, it’s got one bedroom … So it’s not like I’m living this crazy life with town cars and buying myself jewelry.”
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