“We all want the bad guy who doesn’t give you what you want. I did a lot of sitting in my car, listening to sad music, crying over boys,” she tells the UK edition of Elle magazine.
Dunst, who still hasn’t lost her taste for bad boys, is now dating Jason Boesel, who was the drummer for American rock band Rilo Kiley.
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But she says, Boesel is different.
“[Jason’s] not into partying and it works,” she explained. “We have similar schedules: long periods of time off and periods of mad work. When I’ve finished work, I travel to be with him. It’s special,” she said.
Dunst has been making an impact on film since childhood.
She made her debut, at 8, in a Woody Allen short-film, “Oedipus Wrecks,” as part of an anthology of stories about New York City.
But her breakout movie was the 1994 film “Interview with the Vampire,” starring Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt.
Dunst was 10 when she played the angelic vampire Claudia and snared a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Since then, she’s had Hollywood in the palm of her hand.
In 2002, she played Mary Jane Watson, the best friend and love interest of Tobey Maguire who starred as Peter Park, aka Spider-Man.
The movie solidified her as a major star. But her personal life has been choppy.
She has had a string of relationships that included playwright Jeff Smeenge, actor Jake Gyllenhaal, and musician Johnny Borrell of Razorlight.
She broke up with Borrell after dating for seven months starting in 2007.
The relationship ended after English tabloids reported that Borrell was Cheating on Dunst with his ex-girlfriend.
Dunst was also reportedly sickened to discover the Razorlight frontman was a beer-swigging slob. Borrell acknowledged that they had “different lifestyles.”
In 2008, she was treated for depression.
“I know what it’s like to lose yourself, to no longer know the difference between right or wrong,” she said at the time.
She made her acting comeback in the film “All Good Things,” shot in 2008 and released last year.
She solidified her comeback in Lars von Trier’s “Melancholia,” with Charlotte Gainsbourg and Keifer Sutherland, winning the Best Actress award at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.
Dunst will next appear in the movie adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s seminal novel, “On the Road,” with Kristen Stewart, Sam Riley, Garrett Hedlund and Viggo Mortensen.