"We have similar schedules: long periods of time off and periods of mad work. It's special."However, she was also shooting at the time—and by the beginning of 2012, she and co-star Garrett Hedlundhad paired off. And the timing seemed to be right, because Dunst was finally letting herself enjoy the fruits of her labor."I'm not as worried as I used to be," Dunst told magazine in 2014. In my thirties I've become really good friends with relaxing."Asked about Hedlund, Dunst told Career-wise, Dunst has barely stopped making movies at any point in time, but in 2015 she joined many of her fellow actresses in taking part in the TV renaissance, scoring a role on the second season of the critically acclaimed FX series , she got another one, Best Actress in a Limited Series or Made for TV Movie for her role as unfulfilled hairdresser Peggy Blumquist, who won't let her husband—or the guy she mows over with her car—stand in the way of her dreams of self-actualizing."I'm so proud and excited to be nominated.
They seemed pretty darn settled, becoming each other's other half on the red carpet and looking awfully happy to be there. "When I was younger, if I wasn't working, I would get anxiety. It's nice to be part of something people like," Dunst told in December 2015.
Will a year of romantic near-misses end with their long-awaited French kiss?
just ended its 10th season with an exclamation point.
But Dunst had had enough after that turbulent time.
In early 2008, she was treated for depression at Cirque Lodge, a celeb-friendly center that offers rehab of all kinds."It was a good six months before I decided to go away," Dunst told E! "I was struggling, and I had the opportunity to go somewhere and take care of myself. My friends and family thought it was a good idea, too. My doctor recommended Cirque Lodge."Asked why she was opening up about her struggles, the actress, who'd been in the public eye since she was 12 at that point, said, "There's been a lot of misrepresentation about what is going on in my life, and it's been very painful for my friends and family. They hear the rumors, and it puts them in a defensive position.
They don't always get written that way, to be honest."Peggy is "so fun to play, and it's nice for me too because now I'll have more opportunities to play roles in the comedic world again. And I love comedy—I really enjoy playing weird characters."Garrett was by her side through award season; yet while engagement rumors were the kind most frequently associated with this couple, Dunst and Hedlund broke up last April.Now that I'm feeling stronger, I was prepared to say something."Not that that stopped the rumor mill when she was hanging out with Justin Long in August 2008, after he broke up with Drew (as the world shrinks!), but officially the word from his rep was that they were always just friends.They haven't made a big red carpet splash yet, choosing to pose for pics separately at the 2016 Emmys, but they were in canoodle mode at the after-parties and lookin' all in love at Dolly Parton's celeb-packed Hollywood Bowl concert in October.It looks as though Kirsten Dunst's days of crying over the bad boys couldn't be more over.