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    Kirsten Dunst: Actors Who Get Taken Advantage of "Court That Stuff"

    Kirsten Dunst, W Magazine Juergen Teller

    Kirsten Dunst doesn't have much empathy for anyone complaining about the casting couch.

    In an interview with W Magazine guest-editor Sofia Coppola, the 31-year-old reveals she's never worked with a director who made an inappropriate advance on her, explaining, "I don't give off that vibe."

    "I think you court that stuff," she says, "and to me, it's crossing a boundary that would hinder the trust in your working relationship."

    That's not to say that the former child star's career ascent, which included a 2008 voluntary rehab stint for depression, has been seamless. "[My] hardest age was 27," she tells Coppola. "I had to figure out how to navigate differently through my life."

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    Fortunately, though, things are looking up for Dunst these days. "My favorite age is now," she gushes. "I love my friendships, and I know I have fun things to look forward to."

    She's also in a relationship with Garrett Hedlund and as she explains to Harper's Bazaar U.K., she seems to think she's figured out the right dating dynamic. "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...

    "And sometimes, you need your knight in shining armor," she says. "I'm sorry. You need a man to be a man and a woman to be a woman. That's why relationships work."

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