Kirsten Dunst on planning more acting work with Jesse Plemons – The Hollywood Reporter
Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons met while filming the second season of Fargo, started dating after the show ended, got engaged and now have two young sons. They reunited once again, this time on the big screen for writer-director Jane Campion in her Netflix drama. The power of the dog, playing (you guessed it) a couple tormented by the brother (Benedict Cumberbatch) of Plemons’ character.
And don’t expect it to be their last collaboration. Dunst said CHEAP at the film’s AFI Fest premiere where the duo are planning their next outing as an acting group. “We actually talked to [Power of the Dog producer] Tanya Seghatchian on what Jesse and I should do next,” she recalls. “We have some ideas, Jesse and I definitely want to do another project. He’s my favorite actor to work with. ”
During a Q&A session after the premiere, Campion explained that she was delighted at the way their couple “swallowed up”, even joking that hiring a “raider” was a way to save money. accommodation rent upon arrival. While both actors are being praised for their work in the film, Dunst was quick to praise her absent fiance, who had to leave Los Angeles earlier in the day to work as an actress. “How great is Jesse in the movie?”
Campion is sure to give Dunst some compliments of her own. Auteur said she has “fallen in love” with Dunst since seeing her critically acclaimed first leg in 1999 Virgin suicides. “Serious, in love. And after that Melancholia. She is an actress that I am deeply interested in. I love her, and she’s an excellent actress. She just put the clothes in a row, and I agreed. “
Campion’s The power of the dog Now showing in theaters and on Netflix on December 1st.
A version of this story first appeared in the November 22 issue of The Hollywood Reporter. Click here to subscribe.