Since becoming a mom, Kirsten Dunst is experiencing a new level of freedom. But a decade ago, she was grappling with repressed anger.
In a newly published interview with The Sunday Times, the Spider-Man alum, 39, reflected on facing depression in her 20s and ultimately seeking treatment at a Utah rehab.
“I feel like most people around 27, the s–t hits the fan,” she told the newspaper. “Whatever is working in your brain, you can’t live like that any more mentally. I feel like I was angry.”
She elaborated, “You don’t know that you are repressing all this anger, it wasn’t a conscious thing.”
The actress acknowledged the impact medication ultimately had on her progress. “It’s hard to talk about such a personal thing, but it is important to share too,” Dunst said. “All I’ll say is that medication is a great thing and can really help you come out of something. I was afraid to take something and so I sat in it for too long. I would recommend getting help when you need it.”