Dunst takes positives from negatives

Kirsten Dunst likes getting bad reviews.

Kirsten Dunst likes getting bad reviews.

The 29-year-old actress insists she doesn’t mind if she receives negative reactions from critics as she would rather her work be talked about than praised then forgotten.

Asked if she liked the hostile response to her latest movie ‘Melancholia’, she said: “Yes, it’s a good sign. It’s better than, ‘That was good’ and move on to the next.

“Even if you don’t like this movie, it’s gonna mess with you somehow or make you really angry.

“What I’ve noticed in myself is when I’ve got really angry with films, there’s sometimes something in me that I didn’t want to see, that I was feeling but didn’t even know it yet.”

At a press conference in Cannes, France, earlier this year, ‘Melancholia’ director Lars von Trier caused controversy when he joked about being a Nazi and referenced Kirsten’s own battle with depression.

The actress admits she was “embarrassed” by the comments, but says the filmmaker has said sorry for his conduct and she would work with him again.

She told the Independent on Sunday newspaper: “I was very embarrassed. You can’t joke about something like that.

“Yes he said sorry … in his way. Would I work with him again? Yes.”

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