“She is much more nuanced than I thought and she has the advantage of having had a depression of her own. All sensible people have” —Lars Von Trier, on working with Kirsten Dunst in Melancholia (via balticavenue)
No, Kirsten Dunst does not like the term "Manic Pixie Dream Girl"
- AV Club: What's your opinion of the term Manic Pixie Dream Girl?
- KD: What is that?
- AV Club: Oh... it was coined for your character in Elizabethtown.
- KD: Oh?
- AV Club: It kind of means...
- KD: That's so weird. What's it called? The Manic Pixie...
- AV Club: Manic Pixie Dream Girl. I guess it means that there's a dream girl who is also manic. And pixie-ish... and I think...
- KD: I don't find I'm manic at all. I'm very chill.
- AV Club: Well, yeah, in person. I think they mean your character.
- KD: Oh, in Elizabethtown?
- AV Club: Yes.
- KD: Right.
- AV Club: So...
- KD: But I feel that all of Cameron's girls are quirky with a sparkle. You know what I mean? Like, they are always kind of, you know... talk too much. You know what I mean?
- AV Club: Holly Golightly is a good example.
- KD: Yeah, You're right. Yeah.
- AV Club: What do you think of that term?
- KD: I don't like it, to be honest.
- AV Club: That's understandable.
- KD: No, I don't. I think it's weird sounding. [The publicist walks in to signify that our time is up]