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Kirsten Dunst Says She Hasn't Acted in 2 Years Because 'Every Role I Was Being Offered Was the Sad Mom'

Kirsten Dunst is sharing why she has not acted in a movie since 2021's 'The Power of the Dog,' for which she received an Oscar nomination. The actress said that "every role I was being offered was the sad mom" for two years, until she found a lead role in the upcoming movie 'Civil War.'

In The Power of the Dog, which was directed by Jane Campion, Dunst appeared as a woman named Rose who marries a wealthy cattle rancher (played by her husband, Jesse Plemons). Despite the film's critical success, Dunst told Marie Claire that she felt frustrated with the offers that followed, explaining her absence from the screen before starring in director Alex Garland's new drama, Civil War. Dunst began acting in the late 1980s and early '90s and found mainstream popularity by the 2000s with roles in movies like The Virgin Suicides(1999), Bring It On(2000), Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind(2004) and the 2000s-era Spider-Man trilogy, in which she portrayed Mary Jane Watson opposite Tobey Maguire's Peter Parker.

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Kirsten Dunst gave up acting for over two years after 2021's Power of the Dog because all she was offered was 'sad mom roles'