Kirsten Dunst Talks With Jamie Dornan About Feeling 'Overwhelmed' By Nude Scene in 'Marie Antoinette'
By Zach Seemayer
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Kirsten Dunst is looking back at her time on the set of the 2006 historical drama Marie Antoinette, and recalling just how "nervous" she was as a young actress in such a free-spirited and sometimes risqué project.
However, looking back at their time on the set of Marie Antoinette, Dornan remembered how the pair never met before filming their first scene together, and were only introduced while in character during production.
"I remember we had to improvise, and Sofia did this thing of how we didn’t really meet until we met in the scene," he said. Dunst recalled how that sort of introduction can be "sometimes a little bit more awkward."
For Dornan, acting hadn't really been on his radar before Marie Antoinette, while Dunst had been acting and nailing leading roles since she was a child. Meanwhile, Dornan was playing music in a band and getting work as a model.
"I was a bit like, 'This is a cool opportunity. I’ll do that,'" the actor said of getting the chance to make his film debut at age 22. "I wasn’t one of those kids who was like, 'I want to be an actor when I grow up.' I was just following what my gut was telling me to do."