How Old Was Kristen Dunst in Interview With a Vampire?

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In December 2014, “Interview with the Vampire” actress Kirsten Dunst joined her boyfriend, Garrett Hedlund, for the premiere of his latest film, Unbroken, held at TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.

Kirsten Dunst shows off her sparkling diamond earringsKirsten Dunst shows off her sparkling diamond earrings (Credit: FayesVision / WENN)

20 years earlier, she gained worldwide recognition for her portrayal of the child vampire Claudia in the 1994 American gothic horror film Interview with the Vampire. Natalie Portman and Evan Rachel Wood auditioned for the same role.

Starring opposite Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt in the film based on Anne Rice’s novel of the same name, she played a surrogate daughter to Cruise’s and Pitt’s characters.

Despite an 18-year age difference between them, Kirsten Dunst shared her first on-screen kiss in Interview with the Vampire with Brad PittDespite an 18-year age difference between them, Kirsten Dunst shared her first on-screen kiss in Interview with the Vampire with Brad Pitt (Credit: Warner Bros.)

In a controversial scene, she shares her first onscreen kiss with Pitt’s character Louis de Pointe du Lac, who is almost two decades her senior.

“Yeah, it was gross! I stand by that. It would have been so much creepier if an 11-year-old was like, ‘It was great.’ You’d be like, ‘There’s something wrong with this child,” Dunst said in August 2019 at the Los Angeles premiere of “Becoming A God In Central Florida.”

Kirsten Dunst was 11 when filming Interview with the Vampire with Brad PittKirsten Dunst was 11 when filming Interview with the Vampire with Brad Pitt (Credit: Warner Bros.)

“They were so sweet to me,” she complimented her co-stars Pitt and Cruise. “I mean, listen, that production, that film, was like nothing else I’ve ever experienced — maybe Marie Antoinette, because of where we shot. Other than that, they just don’t make movies like that anymore.”

Born on April 30, 1982, in Point Pleasant, New Jersey, the Jumanji child actress was 11 years old when filming the movie and turned 12 on April 30, 1994.

Interview with the Vampire was released in November 1994 and Dunst was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the film.

“Kissing Brad was so uncomfortable for me. I remember saying in interviews that I thought it was gross, that Brad had cooties. I mean, I was 10,” she said in a 1998 interview for Interview magazine.

Brad Pitt as Louis de Pointe du Lac in Interview with the VampireBrad Pitt as Louis de Pointe du Lac in Interview with the Vampire (Credit: Warner Bros.)

“I was with my coach,” Dunst said about her audition for the movie in 2016 in a Variety chat with Rami Malek.

“He was outside of the room. He listened on the door to hear, like, what I was doing. And he knows I didn’t nail it. And I walked out, and he was like, ‘No, you go back in there.’ He’s like, ‘Apologize to the casting director.’ He’s like, ‘She didn’t do what she can do.'”

“I remember Brad would watch lots of Real World episodes. He had this long hair. He was just a hippie- ish cool dude. Everyone at the time was like, ‘you’re so lucky you kissed Brad Pitt,’ but I thought it was disgusting. I didn’t kiss anyone else until I was 16, I think. I was a late bloomer,” Dunst revealed to Bullet magazine in 2013.

Garrett Hedlund and girlfriend Kirsten Dunst at the premiere of his latest film, Unbroken, held at TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on December 15, 2014Garrett Hedlund and girlfriend Kirsten Dunst at the premiere of his latest film, Unbroken, held at TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on December 15, 2014 (Credit: FayesVision / WENN)

At the premiere of the 2014 American war film Unbroken, the then 32-year-old German American actress, singer, model, and director put her cleavage on display in a gingham-print dress by Vivienne Westwood featuring a draped neckline and built-in corset.

She styled it with a black clutch and matching pumps. Garrett wore a Gucci “Signoria” suit.

One fashion critic commented that Kirsten should stop dressing like a grandma. What is your fashion verdict?

Kirsten Dunst flaunts her legs and cleavage in a gingham-print dress by Vivienne WestwoodKirsten Dunst flaunts her legs and cleavage in a gingham-print dress by Vivienne Westwood (Credit: FayesVision / WENN)

While we have not been able to identify Kirsten’s pumps, you can find reasonable alternatives such as the “Inna” platform pumps at Kim Kardashian’s ShoeDazzle.

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