Dunst: 'Now I Love Me, So I'm OK'

Blames early stardom for being 'enormously co-dependent'
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Sep 13, 2008 6:50 AM CDT
Dunst says, "Now I love me, so I'm okay."   (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
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(Newser) – Kirsten Dunst has bounced back from her Cirque Lodge stint for depression and says, “Now I love me, so I’m OK.” The 26-year-old tells Harper's Bazaar that she blames child stardom for her becoming “dependent on other people’s approval.” But now she's got a new "trust yourself first" philosophy, a much healthier attitude, and a reignited passion for acting.

"Everyone goes through a hard time in their life," says Dunst. "They just don't have to do it in front of tons of people and with our media the way it is. I did, and I'm lucky that I had the resources and the money to take care of myself. I learned a lot." Dunst, who now has her own production company, plans to start a women's support group and hopes one day to settle down and have kids. She laughed off rumors, however, of a romance between her and Drew Barrymore's ex, Justin Long.