In a recent interview with The Sunday Times, Kirsten Dunst gets candid about her struggle with depression during her twenties.
“I feel like most people around 27, the s— hits the fan,” says Dunst. “Whatever is working in your brain, you can’t live like that anymore mentally. I feel like I was angry…It’s hard to talk about such a personal thing, but it is important to share too. All I’ll say is that medication is a great thing and can really help you come out of something,” she explains, adding that getting help when you need it is extremely important to avoid sitting in your sadness for too long.
While her twenties were a very hard time, Dunst says working on her mental health was a transformative experience.
“I remember feeling really free after having my son. I think as a performer, you put yourself out there more [after having a child]. You put yourself on the line because you have nothing to lose. It doesn’t really matter. And to show everything of yourself is a brave thing and a beautiful thing.”