Kirsten Dunst Opens Up About Belittlement on 'Spider-Man' Set Amidst Pre-#MeToo Culture
Kirsten Dunst Opens Up About Belittlement on 'Spider-Man' Set Amidst Pre-#MeToo Culture Credit: STEPHANE CARDINALE/CORBIS VIA GETTY

Kirsten Dunst Opens Up About the Belittlement filming the “Spider-Man” movies.

Kirsten Dunst Says She Felt Like She Was Being Humiliated While Shooting ‘Spider-Man’ Trilogy. Dunst plays Jaune Watts in Spider-Man movies.

In a recent interview with Marine Claire, she said that the set called her “girly girl,” which made her discomfiting.

“They would call me ‘girly-girl’ sometimes on the walkie-talkie. ‘We need girly-girl,'” she recalled. “But I never said anything. Like, don’t call me that.”

She said that it was hard for actors to speak up before the #MeToo movement in 2018. “You didn’t say anything. You just took it,” she said.

She also says that when she started her career, she gained a lot of confidence by working with female filmmakers.

Kirsten Dunst said, “I feel like I get hired because I’m someone that they might want to sleep with.”

She continued, “I think that’s probably why I migrated to so many female directors at a younger age because I didn’t want to feel that way.”

According to The Independent, Dunst says that when she was 19 years old and during the shooting of her first film, a producer took her to a dentist to get her teeth replaced.

Dunst said, “I was like, ‘Mmmmm, no, I like my teeth.”

In another interview with The Independent, she said, “The pay disparity between me and Spider-Man was very extreme.”

“I didn’t even think about it,” she said. “I was just like, ‘Oh yeah, Tobey is playing Spider-Man.’ But you know who was on the cover of the second Spider-Man poster? Spider-Man and ME.”

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