The 2022 Oscar nominee looked back at how her colleagues viewed “Bring It On” as a “stupid cheerleader movie.”
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Kirsten DunstThe famous teen queen of the early 2000s, who has starred in blockbusters like “Spider-Man” and indie films like “The Virgin Suicides” and “Drop Dead Gorgeous,” once guessed her career choice, thanks to one of her peers.
Dunst, who was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for “The Power of the Dog,” revealed in a The Hollywood Reporter’s Chat Award interviewed that her breakout role “Bring It On” was met with unexpected criticism.
“In that age, I also wanted to be taken seriously, so I think that despite being very successful, I think there’s a part of me that is always checking in with myself or checking in on what’s around me, ‘ said Dunst. “Actually I remember another actress saying something. She was like, ‘Wow, I’m not doing some stupid cheerleader movie’ or something. That statement of hers made me feel terrible about myself.”
Dunst added, “It’s funny how one thing can actually happen—not any good thing; it’s a real bad thing that always haunts you. “
“Bring It On” stars Gabrielle Union, Eliza Dushku, and Jesse Bradford, and has led to numerous movie sequels and Broadway musicals, though Dunst admits that its success has been a “absolute surprise suspicious” to her.
“It just shows you never know what will be successful and resonate with people. I don’t know,” Dunst continued. “I don’t have that perspective when I do or even watch it. I watched it and said, ‘Oh, that’s fun’ and my brother said, ‘This is going to be huge!’ And I said, ‘Really, Christian?’ He was like, “Yes!”
Dunst later said on “The Kelly Clarkson Show” in 2019 that she would open a sequel to “Bring It On” with the original cast.
“If they want to make another movie, I will make another one! Why not?” Dunst said, “It’s going to be fun!”
“The Power of the Dog,” written and directed by Jane Campion, is currently streaming on Netflix. The film leads the Oscars 2022 with 12 nominations, including recognition for Dunst and co-stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Jesse Plemons and Kodi Smit-McPhee.
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