Kirsten Dunst was only 11 when she took a role in Interview with the Vampire opposite Tom Cruise (Sexiest Man Alive, ’90) and Brad Pitt (Sexiest Man Alive, ’95). Playing an immortal child-vampire with an eerie maturity, Dunst actually got to kiss Pitt during filming. You would have thought that this would have made her feel like the luckiest little girl in the whole gosh darn world. But in an interview with Bullett magazine, Dunst reveals that kiss was “just a peck,” and it wasn’t even a particularly memorable peck. “Everyone at the time was like, ‘You’re so lucky you kissed Brad Pitt,’ but I thought it was disgusting,” says Dunst, who goes on to reveal that she didn’t kiss anyone else until she was 16 — presumably because she was so traumatized.
In all fairness, Dunst met Pitt when he was still in his grunge phase, coming off the Kalifornia/True Romance long-haired duet and preparing to dig into his Se7en/Twelve Monkeys mud-smear period. (She tells Bullett he spent the filming of Vampire “watch[ing] lots of Real World episodes…just a hippie-ish cool dude.”) Also, she was 11. No word on what it was like to kiss Spider-Man upside-down in the rain, but presumably it was “wet.”
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