The Juice Blog’s newest contribution to society, Please Explain is on to its next subject. I’ve never understood how actress Kirsten Dunst gets so many high-profile movie roles. The first time I ever remember seeing Dunst was as a 12 year-old in “Interview with a Vampire.” It was one of the best child acting performances of all-time. Guess what, it’s still her best work.
I don’t like to get too personal on the looks front, but if you are a lead actress, you need to be sexy. Kirsten Dunst is not. The biggest role of her movie career has been playing Peter Parker’s girlfriend in the Spider Men movies. When you watch a scene on the big screen and think that even Toby McGuire is slumming it, I think you need to reconsider casting your lead actress.
Looks are only half the problem, as I don’t think Dunst is a particularly gifted actress. Glenn Close doesn’t turn me on, but I’ve enjoyed her as the female lead before, because she is a powerhouse actress. Dunst has starred in movies done for top-notch directors like Cameron Crowe, Mike Newell, Michael Gondry, and Sofia Coppola. She’s not the worst actress, but her mix of talent and looks makes it a mystery to me why she has gotten such high-profile gigs.
If you are a fan of Kirsten, explain why my feelings are wrong. If not, please be as descriptive in what you don’t like about her. I chose her as the second subject for Please Explain, as I know she isn’t as easy of a target as Dave Matthews.