Kirsten Dunst Talks About Entering Rehab For Depression

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Now that she’s returning to the big leagues, we are finally finding out more about why Kirsten Dunst’s depression sent her to rehab in 2008. According to Kirsten, her new movie All Good Things co-starring Ryan Gosling was shot right after her release from the Cirque Lodge rehabilitation center. “Katie [her character] had been torn down, and I know what it’s like to lose yourself, to no longer know the difference between right and wrong.” Explained Dunst, “I was ready to play something like that. I had been living life on the surface, emotionally, and I was feeling really vulnerable, so I was prepared to do anything at that point.” That’s a much better response to rehab than, say, immediately running over a baby stroller. So kudos to you, Kirsten!

Despite what we might remember about Dunst’s hard-partying days, the actress insists that her stay in rehab was strictly for her mental health, not to help her sober up. “When you’re a single girl in your twenties, yeah, you go out with your friends. And sometimes you drink too much. I don’t know anybody else, with any type of job, who doesn’t do that,” explained Dunst.  Preach, sister! Rumors  still swirled, however. “My friends and family were put in a position where they had to defend me, and it was an awful time,” said Kirsten. Personally, we love the movie Drop-Dead Gorgeous so much that Kirsten could stumble through All Good Things with a SCRAM bracelet strapped to her head and we’d still pay $12.50 to see it. That being said, it’s nice to see Kirsten back on top.