Kirsten Dunst is the latest celebrity to receive her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The actor was joined by those closest to her at the event on Thursday, with heartfelt speeches given by her Virgin Suicides director Sofia Coppola and her fiancé and Fargo co-star Jesse Plemons. The couple even brought their 15-month-old son Ennis, with this week’s event marking the toddler’s first public appearance with his famous parents.
Dunst was honoured by her longtime collaborator Sofia Coppola, as well as Plemons, who said he “couldn’t be any prouder” of Dunst and cited the “humanity and strength and vulnerability” she brings to every role.
“Aside from the brilliant actor you are, I’ve also had the even greater pleasure of getting to know you as a person outside of work,” said Plemons via People. “Seeing the kind of mother, wife, daughter, sister, friend and cohort you are is why I and all of your friends and everyone else are here today and why we all love you,” he added. “It’s for the incredibly generous and amazing person that you are. You are truly one of a kind and the best woman I know,” Plemons said. “I’m truly so lucky to have you in my life, and Hollywood Boulevard is so lucky to have you on its sidewalks.”
In addition to Plemons and Coppola, Dunst’s ceremony also included the actor’s parents and brother, as well as her son Ennis. Plemons and Dunst’s toddler made a rare appearance at mom’s big day, looking relaxed in a LA Dodgers hat while posing with his mom’s new star.
Dunst was visibly emotional during her tribute ceremony, which took place the same week that Dunst was interviewed on the Sirius XM show In-Depth with Larry Flick. “I’ve never been recognized in my industry,” Dunst told Flick. “Well, remember when Marie Antoinette — y’all panned it? And now you all love it. Remember Drop Dead Gorgeous? Panned. Now you all love it,” added Dunst. “It’s like interesting for me. I feel a lot of things I do people like later.”
While Dunst acknowledged her Golden Globe and Emmy nominations, she said that she feels mostly forgotten by her industry. “I am so chill. Maybe I don’t play the game enough? But then I do, I mean, I do everything I’m supposed to. It’s not like I’m rude or like, not doing publicity or anything,” she continued. “I know that all you have is your work at the end of the day. And that’s all people really care about.”
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Dunst made her film debut in 1989’s New York Stories at age seven and has been working steadily since. Her big break came in 1994 when she starred in Little Women and Interview With A Vampire, with the latter earning Dunst her first Golden Globe nomination at age 12. Dunst again earned critical acclaim for her 1999 roles in Sofia Coppola’s The Virgin Suicides, continuing to work with the director on Marie Antoinette (2006) and The Beguiled (2017).
Dunst has dabbled in the comic world, spending three films starring as Mary Jane Watson opposite Toby Maguire’s Spider-Man in the early 2000s. Most recently, Dunst has been working in film and TV, with the actor joining the cast of Fargo in 2015, earning an Emmy nomination for her role as Peggy Blumquist. This month she made her debut in the Crave series Becoming A God In Central Florida (new episodes every Sunday at 10 p.m. ET), which not only stars Dunst, but credits the Hollywood veteran as an executive producer.
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