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Kirsten Dunst Not Embarrassed By Going Nude for ‘Melancholia’

Jordan Strauss/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Lauded for her powerful portrayal of a deeply depressed bride in Melancholia, Kirsten Dunst said the scenes where she bares it all are “beautiful.”

“I’m lying down, that helps,” the 29-year-old actress said with a laugh.

In an interview with ABC’s Juju Chang, Dunst talked about her film career and playing the role of the disturbed Justine in a film partly about depression and partly about a mysterious alien planet on a collision course with Earth. In Melancholia, Dunst is shown bathing and laying naked on mossy rocks, but the actress is unfazed that those nude scenes will likely be exploited and splashed across the Internet.

“What we made as a film means more to me than the fact that, you know, I’m on the Internet naked,” Dunst said. “It looks beautiful, it was shot well. It’s a beautiful film. It is not something I feel embarrassed about.”

But when it comes to family, Dunst said she was the one who worried most about what they would think of her performing nude.

“My dad is from Germany, so he is European. So he was like, ‘It is art, and I made you, and you are beautiful,’ so he had a very sensible way, because I was freaked out,” she said. “I feel like even my brother, I don’t know if he has seen the movie yet, but even he was like, ‘It is not a big deal,’ you know, so I am the one who was the most prude about the whole thing.”

Oscar buzz has swirled around Dunst for her role since the hauntingly effective Melancholia came out in November -- Oscar nominations will be announced on Tuesday. She already won best actress at the Cannes Film Festival for her portrayal as a woman who is beaming at her wedding, then slowly slips away. In one powerful scene, Dunst is seen sitting in a bathtub, silently suffering and unable to function.

“I think depression often puts people in that childlike state,” she said. “You feel debilitated, so I didn’t relate to that -- of being that incapacitated, where you couldn’t bathe yourself. That was a very emotionally difficult place to go.”

Depression is a condition the actress knows about first-hand. In 2008, Dunst went to rehab to be treated for depression at Utah’s Cirque Lodge. When developing the characters she plays, the actress said she has always looked inward.

“I feel like every role comes to you at different times in your life even if you don’t realize why it was important,” Dunst said. “I think you just come out with a better sense of self. I think that is probably just what happened to me.”

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio


Kirsten Dunst Obtains Restraining Order Against Alleged French Stalker

Jordan Strauss/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Kirsten Dunst has been granted a three-year restraining order against a French man who the actress says sent her more than 50 letters, according to E! Online.

The restraining order issued Monday by a Los Angeles judge against Jean Christophe Prudhon is an extension of an order that was issued in December.

The 29-year-old Dunst had claimed that Prudhon, 51, flew to the United States in an attempt to meet her, and also contacted her mother.

Under the restraining order issued Monday, Prudhon must remain 100 yards away from Dunst.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio


'Melancholia' Director Lars Von Trier Stirs Hitler Controversy at Cannes

ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images(CANNES, France) -- Melancholia director Lars Von Trier caused a firestorm of controversy during a press conference at the Cannes Film Festival Wednesday morning, when he launched into an anti-semitic rant.

While his stars, including Kirsten Dunst looked on in horror, Von Trier stated he "understands" Hitler.

At one point, Dunst tried to get him to stop, but he continued, "I think he did some wrong things, yes, absolutely, but I can see him in his bunker -- No, there will come a point at the end of this, I will come, I will -- No, I'm just saying that, that, that uh, I think I understand the man. He's not what you'd call a good guy, but I, yeah, I understand much about him, and I sympathize with him a little bit."

When the interview ends, Dunst reportedly chastised him off-mic, calling his statements "intense."

Von Trier then replied, "Oh, come on!"

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