Kirsten Dunst announced her pregnancy in style this week on the cover of W Magazine.
No one who saw the last issue could miss Dunst’s baby bump.
Director Sofia Coppola, who has worked with Dunst in films such as “The Virgin Suicides” (1999), “Marie Antoinette” (2006) and “The Beguiled” (2017), provided the photo release for the issue of directors of the magazine.
The photos also feature Elle Fanning and Rashida Jones, two other actors who have starred in Coppola’s films. She did the photoshoot remotely from Belize while photographer Zoë Ghertner was at the Beverly Hills home where Dunst posed for the photos.
The theme of the photo shoot (or “photo story”): “All in disguise with nowhere to go” or “the opulence of the hostesses of the 80s society”.
“The idea is for these women to hang around like they’re tired after trying on so many dresses,” Coppola told the magazine, marking the shift from exhausted sweats in a pandemic to exhausted formal wear.
Dunst, 38, grew up in Point Pleasant and Brick before moving to California as a child actress.
She plays and is executive producer of the Showtime series “On Becoming A God In Central Florida”, about a Florida woman trapped in a pyramid scheme trying to turn the situation around to her advantage. The show was originally renewed for a second season, but production was later canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This will be Dunst’s second baby with actor Jesse Plemons (“Judas and the Black Messiah”).
Dunst got engaged to Plemons, 32, her “Fargo” co-star, in 2017. Their son Ennis was born in 2018 and will be 3 in May.
In the main image from the magazine’s photo series, Dunst is lying on a bed wearing a lacy dress that shows off her bump. The made-to-measure dress is the work of Rodarte. Designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy are Dunst’s friends, and the label has a tradition for Dunst’s pregnancy announcements. For her first baby, she told the world she was pregnant in the Rodarte 2018 lookbook.
In this final photoshoot, Dunst had to perform some difficult maneuvers.
“Every shot was on the floor,” Dunst told the magazine. “I was like, ‘I can’t get up.’ I felt like Urkel.
Dunst first worked with Coppola on “The Virgin Suicides” at the age of 16.
“I felt really protected,” she told W. “She made me feel cool, like my teeth were fresh and I was pretty. At 16, I thought nothing of myself. And it’s good to have another woman celebrate this transition, rather than having been sexualized from a man’s perspective.
Dunst said she treasured her long-standing relationship with Coppola, 49.
“It’s so lovely to have that kind of friendship where you saw yourself having kids,” Dunst told the magazine. “There are few collaborations, to be honest, where it lasts, where someone has known you for so long, it’s not your family. “
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