You might not know it, but Kirsten Dunst has been acting since she was a child. She first appeared on the big screen in 1989, and in 1994, she appeared in Interview with a Vampire alongside Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise. In the 30 years since, she’s starred in dozens of movies and TV shows. But she says she “hasn’t been recognized” in her industry, and we are listening.
During an interview on Sirius XM’s In-Depth With Larry Flick, Dunst opened up about her long and illustrious career in Hollywood, E! News reports. She revealed that she doesn’t feel she gets the recognition she deserves by her industry peers.
Flick asked Dunst about the first time she felt “the power of [her] storytelling.” She responded by saying, “You know what’s so weird? I have never felt that power.” She went on to explain that many of her films are panned by critics at first before finding a “cult status” later on.
Dunst says she often wonders, “What did I do?”
She surmises that perhaps she doesn’t “play the game enough,” meaning that she doesn’t embrace the more public aspects of being a celebrity. “I do everything I’m supposed to. It’s not like I’m rude or like, not doing publicity or anything.”
Still, Dunst said she knows that “all you have is your work at the end of the day and that’s all people really care about and I’m intelligent enough to know that and have perspective. But sometimes you’re like—it’s be nice to be recognized by your peers.”
We’re bummed that Dunst doesn’t feel recognized by people in the entertainment industry, especially because she’s been one of our favorite actors since forever. Here’s hoping that Hollywood wakes up and honors Dunst with the accolades she deserves. It’s overdue, for sure.