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Kirsten Dunst

 

  1. Ashley Aston Moore, Now and Then, 1994.    Dunst was asked to join  an  eventful summer of 1970.  However, she refused to gain weight for Chrissy. “It wasn’t worth ruining my figure.”  
  2. Mena Suvari, American Beauty, 1998.    She was “not ready” to portray a sexual predator, appearing half naked with Kevin Spacey.Within four yearsshe was boasting to New Woman magazine about having sex with lover Jake Gyllenhaal “on the beach, in the bathroom, in a car and...nearly in a hotel hallway, but it was too risky.”
  3. Kate Hudson, Almost Famous, 2000.    Looking for his Penny Lane groupie (based on Pennie Trumble, aka Pennie Lane), in his semi- autobiographical look back to his Rolling Stone reporter “daze,” Cameron Crowe saw all of LA’s bright young things… Dunst, Neve Campbell, Claire Danes, Jenna Elfman, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Anne Heche, Rose McGowan, Bridget Moynahan, Brittany Murphy, Christina Ricci, Rebecca Romijn, Chloe Sevigny, Mena Suvari.   Next? Uma Thurman passed. And the winner, Sarah Polley, split. (Silly girl).  Crowe then chose Kate because “she seemed more like a free spirit.”  But, but, but… Sevigny was the freest spirt in all Hollywood!  (Crowe kept his promise to work with Dunst in  the future by having her headline his Elizabethtown, 2005).
  4. Jordana Brewster, The Fast and The Furious,  2000.     Mia Toretto was written for Eliza but she passed.   Jessica Biel auditioned, as did Dunst, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Bijou Phillips and Natalie Portman. Jordana returned for  chapters 4, 5, 6 and was filming #7 when co-star Paul Walker as killed in an off-duty  car crash on November 30, 2013, at age 40. (He was not the driver). 
  5. Anne Hathaway, The Princess Diaries, 2001.   Among 22 youngstars (Jessica Albato Reese Witherspoon) rejecting the awkward San Francisco teenager being groomed (by Julie Andrews!) to inherit the Genovia throne - after director Garry Marshall’s (shock) first choiceof Juliette Lewis quit.
  6. Nicole Kidman, Moulin Rouge, 2001.     “If I started worrying about who else was in for a film part, I’d never sleep at night. And is my choice so great? I’ve made some pretty bad movies over the years.”   Director Baz Luhrmann explained about his  needs: “They didn't have to be big singers, but they had to be able to move you emotionally. Basically, Ewan [McGregor] and Nicole were the best for the job. That's the bottom line of it.”
  7. Lauren German, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, 2003.     Seen about playing Erinin the unnecessary - indeed, “contemptible, vile, ugly and brutal,” said Chicago critic Roger Ebert - re-make of the 1974 chiller.
  8. Bryce Dallas Howard, The Village, 2003.    Dunst split to do her Jean Arthur riff in Elizabethtown and - said director Ron Howard’s daughter -M Night Shyamalan “was looking for a new Haley Joel Osment.”  He found her playing As You Like It on Broadway.    Bryce, The Eternal First Reserve, made a whole career of replacing others...   Kirsten here; Nicole Kidman, Manderlay, 2005; Lindsay Lohan, The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond, 2008; Clare Danes, Terminator Salvation, 2009; and Rachelle Lefevre in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, 2009.
  9. Scarlett Johansson, Girl With A Pearl Earring, 2003.    UK director Mike Newell chose Kate Hudson. Second director Peter Webberchose Dunst. And she chose to leave Ralph Fiennes at the easel for Spider Man 2. Finally, in a quite magnificent film, Scarlett expunged all traces of being American as she posed for Colin Firth’s Vermeeer.
     
  10. Anna Vareschi, The Brown Bunny, 2003.
    Before going with local amateurs,actor-director Vincent Gallo thought of a Hollywood profile for the women he seduced and discarded in the road movie. (Not the fellatrice). His first choice for gas station attendant Violet “didn’t work out because  she had a lunatic, nasty woman as an agent   who harassed me on the day of the shoot - before Kirsten was getting on the plane. Suddenly, we werere-negotiating... and she said ‘Kirsten is like a young Julia Roberts, everybody wantssomething from her’ and on and on and on. I said: Well, good, don’t ever call me again!” Gallo told Dunst how displeased he was and “she became another person, a cold,  curt, nasty little witch of a brat on the phone.”

  11. Kristen Bell, Pulse, 2005.    For Kirsten read Kristen..  in the Japanese Kairo re-make, nearly cancelled when director Wes Craven quit and Kirsten split for Spider Man 2.   Except the idea was that Dunst would jump in and out of Pulse and promptly rushback to Spidey duty.Impossible! And so, another break for the Michigan star of Veronica Mars and… Reefer Madness.  She joined the return of Ghostface in Craven’s Scream 4, 2010.
  12. Melonie Diaz, Be Kind Rewind, 2008.     Ms Spidey was in talks with director Michel Gondry and suddenly fled from Alma.
  13. Isla Fisher, Confessions of a Shopaholic, 2008.   For once, the prerequisite outsider won as Disney chose an unknown (cheaper, sure, but hilarious) after seeing everyone from the Jessicas (Alba and Biel) to Lindsay Lohan (!) and  Reese Witherspoon.
  14. Jennifer Lawrence, The Silver Linings Playbook, 2012.   “If you really want to go back and do an archeological dig,” laughed director David O Russell, “I wrote it for Vince Vaughn. And Zooey Deschanel.” Then, Jennifer did a reading on Skype with “an enormous amount of confidence that was beyond her years…toughness and a sweetness and charisma… I hadn’t seen anything like that.”  JLaw won the Oscar .  Her  rivals -  Dunst, Elizabeth Banks,  Rachel McAdams, Rooney Mara, Andrea Riseborough, Olivia Wilde  - had been well and truly Skyped!
  15. Blake Lively, Hick, 2011.   Just like Colin Farrell, clashing schedules meant Dunst had to quit. She passed Glenda fromAndrea Portes’ Vegas novel (and script) to the lively Blake.
  16.  Romolo Garai, The Crimson Petal and the White, TV, 2011.   When Michel Faber’s novel was due as a movie, Dunst was #1 choice for the  successful 1870s London prostitute called Sugar. Director of Photography for the BBC four-parter was a certain  Lol Crawley.  Great name. Great work. (Repeated  in Mandela: A Long Walk To Freedom, 2012). 

 

 

 





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