But it seems as if boyfriend Garrett Hedlund might just be in agreement with her views.
After all, the two were spotted happily enjoying each other's company while smoking cigarettes together in London on Monday.
In the May issue of Harper's Bazaar U.K., Dunst told the magazine, "I feel like the feminine has been a little undervalued. We all have to get our own jobs and make our own money, but staying at home, nurturing, being the mother, cooking—it's a valuable thing my mom created."
She added, "And sometimes, you need your knight in shining armor. I'm sorry. You need a man to be a man and a woman to be a woman. That's why relationships work."
The 31-year-old star's remarks subsequently sparked a bit of debate.
Dunst and Hedlund were first romantically linked at the beginning of 2012 after meeting on the set of On the Road, in which Dunst played one of Hedlund's wives.
Meanwhile, the actress will next be seen in the movie The Two Faces of January opposite Viggo Mortensen.