You may have noticed that Kirsten Dunst has kept a low profile for the past couple years, but she hasn’t tried to keep it a secret that she was in rehab. What we didn’t know about her rehab till now is that she was being treated for depression, not drug or alcohol addiction. Dunst spoke to New York Magazine and said that she burned out on Hollywood and needed a break – not surprising since she’s been working as an actress for over twenty years.
Dunst explained her retreat from the spotlight, saying “I think most people in their twenties go through some sort of depression,” and said that it was poor reviews of Marie Antoinette combined with too much solitude that made her snap. “I loved doing it, but it came with weird, hurtful criticism as well, and I took it to heart. Now I think I should have had a roommate. To be all the way alone, up there, in that house. But then I learned to be alone when I was very young.”
The actress is back on track these days with a new movie, All Good Things, co-starring Ryan Gosling, coming out this week and a new boyfriend, Rilo Kiley drummer Jason Boesel. As for feeling isolated, she’s given up her huge house and moved back in with her mother for now. Of course that doesn’t mean she’s reverting back to her childhood. Her “only” ambitions from now on are to have kids and become a director. Sounds like a plan.