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Kirsten Dunst admitted having to kiss 30-year-old Brad Pitt when she was 11 was ‘very weird’

Kirsten Dunst admitted having to kiss 30-year-old Brad Pitt when she was 11 was ‘very weird’

She starred alongside the actor in Interview with a Vampire in the 1990s

Kirsten Dunst has opened up about her ‘weird’ onscreen kiss with Interview with a Vampire co-star, Brad Pitt, when she was just 11-years-old and he was 30.

Dunst shot to stardom with her role in the 1994 gothic horror flick, based upon Anne Rice’s 1976 novel of the same name.

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If you’ve not seen the flick, Interview with a Vampire centres on vampire Louis de Pointe du Lac (Pitt) telling the story of his eternal life to reporter Daniel Molloy (Christian Slater).

Dunst starred as Claudia - a young girl who was dying but was then given the ‘gift’ of everlasting life after Louis turned her into a vampire.

After she becomes a vampire, Louis becomes a mentor of sorts and Claudia goes on to become an educated and accomplished woman - on the inside, at least, outwardly, she’s still a child.

Being unable to age becomes a source of frustration for poor Claudia who is desperate to grow up.

In one scene, Claudia gives Louis a peck on the lips, something Dunst has admitted felt pretty strange at the time - particularly as she felt that the much-older star was like a ‘brother’ to her.

Kirsten Dunst with Brad Pitt in Interview with a Vampire.
Warner Bros

During an interview with Vanity Fair in 2021, Dunst, who is now 41, recalled having to bite an actor's neck who was sweating profusely, saying: “That was the worst thing I did, and also having obviously to kiss Brad Pitt at that point.

"I was a little girl and he was like a brother to me and it was very weird even though it was a peck. I was very not into it.”

Despite the weirdness of that scene, Dunst went on to say that she was otherwise happy with her time shooting the movie, revealing: "Other than that I was treated like a total princess on that set."

Dunst has admitted it felt ‘weird’ kissing her adult co-star.
Warner Bros

Dunst has previously opened up about the weirdness of the kiss, per Entertainment Tonight, with archive footage showing then 12-year-old Dunst revealing that she ‘hated it so much’.

Speaking at the time, Dunst said: “Brad was like my older brother on the set and it’s kinda like kissing your older brother. I don’t know. It was weird kissing an older guy. And I had to kiss him on the lips so it was gross.”

Dunst was widely praised for her role in the movie and was even nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress.

Featured Image Credit: Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images/Francois Duhamel/Sygma via Getty Images

Topics: Brad Pitt, Celebrity, TV and Film, Weird