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Kirsten Dunst Views Depression As Very Personal

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Kirsten Dunst Depression

Kirsten Dunst has been kinda absent from movies as of late, only to come back onto the seen with the positively reviewed Melancholia directed by Lars Von Trier.

She was recently on Ellen and actually opened up about this, and how she views depression as a very personal thing:

“I definitely took a little bit of a break. And also, when you’re in your twenties you need figure things out and take a step back. I had been acting so long, all my life. I think I just needed a little bit of some perspective. It was good for me and it re-inspired what I do.

It’s not something I feel like totally comfortable talking about but yeah, it’s a very personal thing. It’s also interesting as an actress you’re supposed to be sensitive and vulnerable and have this side to you. But then your supposed to be super sociable and ‘on’ and like nice to everybody. That’s a weird dichotomy. It’s a lot to ask of a person. It’s not a normal thing. I avoid the red carpet as much as possible. You have to do it to promote your movies obviously but you won’t see me at an event just for the sake of it.”

It's great to hear you open up about it, and we know it's hard. If only for the sake of others who look up to you with depression know that even someone famous and well-loved can go through it too.

We're sure a lot of people will be helped by it.

Congrats on the movie, Kirsten! We can't wait to see it!

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