Kiki and Natalie
Kirsten Dunst is currently promoting How to Lose Friends and Alienate People. During junket interviews the other day, she was asked about her time in rehab earlier this year and how she’s changed:
"Everybody in life goes through obstacles in different times of their life, and this year was my difficult time. It's part of life and it's just called growing up. What I have learned is if you make it out of this business and realize the whole bigger picture of it all, you are in a good spot. It's just seeing what is important and the bigger things in life."
As for coping under the pressure of celebrity and the constant attention:
"It's not healthy to live that kind of life. I don't live in the spotlight and I don't live my life in front of the paparazzi. I live very comfortably and quietly as possible."
So according to Kiki, who’s the child star who did it right?
"There are plenty of people who have made it. I think Natalie Portman and has made the transition."
Because she went to school. Because her parents aren’t pimps.
Hate to sound like my mother but funny how life ends up that way, non? I used to think school was overrated. And then you realise it’s beyond the classroom. At the very least, Natalie going to school exposed her to normal people, people without a Hollywood perspective, a sense of appreciation for those who can open their mouths without having to consult their publicists, the structure and discipline of studying something other than a script…and more.
But fame is fleeting. And so the Mrs Spears and Mrs Cyruses of the world…they worry. They worry that school will kill the momentum. True. When being famous is the only objective.
And back to Kiki…
Not surprisingly, rehab didn’t make her any less of a bitch, beautiful demonstrated in this brief interview with NY Mag.
This is why I loved her. I love the unpopular ones.
But then I had to stop. Because Kiki hearts the Xenu. Xenu came between us.
Attached – Kiki on the night she threw down with Drew Barrymore.
Photos from Splashnewsonline.com