Kirsten Dunst: Movie industry isn’t everything to me

Kirsten Dunst

Hollywood star Kirsten Dunst has said she once considered quitting acting.

The actress said being in the public eye after starring in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man in 2002 was an “emotional tax”.

She told The Times: “I had a transition where I wasn’t sure if I really wanted to do this any more.”

Kirsten Dunst during the filming of the Graham Norton showKirsten Dunst (Ian West/PA)

Dunst, 35, added: “You do a big studio movie and they expect you to be in the system, but that system wasn’t right for me.”

“I’d just rather do character stuff than leading lady roles. Those can be less interesting,” she said.

The actress said the film industry is just part of her life.

She said: “But the focus in my life is… Well, I’m redoing a house.

“I have other things I’m enjoying and I’ve been working since I was three.

“I’m a homebody. I’m trying to make it all happen.

Kirsten Dunst on the red carpetKirsten Dunst (Ian West/PA)

“The movie industry isn’t everything to me at all.

“I love what I do, when I love the people I’m working with, but other than that it’s not really worth it to me.”