Asking Kirsten Dunst About Kissing Brad Pitt When She Was 11 Years Old Is Still 'Gross'

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For more than two-thirds of her life, “elder millennial” Kirsten Dunst has been forced to explain that, as an 11-year-old child, she had no sexual interest in the kiss she shared with a then-30-year-old Brad Pitt on the set of Interview With the Vampire.

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Recently, Entertainment Tonight celebrated the twenty-fifth anniversary of the first time their reporters demanded to know whether Dunst, a child, felt titillated while kissing Pitt, a grown man, as other adults filmed them by asking her the exact same question once again. The first time around, Dunst described filming the scene as “gross.” Two and a half decades later, the kiss and the question remain gross, according to both Dunst and me:

Yeah, it was gross! I stand by that. It would have been so much creepier if an 11-year-old was like, ‘It was great.’ You’d be like, ‘There’s something wrong with this child.’ Dunst told the outlet after watching the video of her saying the kiss was “gross.’

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To the best of my knowledge, in the quarter-century since the film’s release, Pitt has yet to be subjected to a similar question. [People]


In other 25-year-old news, according to a brand-new poll, Americans remain divided on one of the most critical issues of the modern age: Were Ross and Rachel on a break?

To celebrate the fact that Friends is now old enough to rent a car, a survey of 1,865 Plenty of Fish users found that 60% of respondents believe Ross was correct and he did nothing wrong by sleeping with someone else hours after Rachel suggested that they take a break. But the study also found that 44% of women believe Ross cheated, while just 36% of men agree. And, to add even more contention to this already divisive issue, further research found respondents have differing definitions of a “break”:

POF also asked what the term “on a break” meant, and just like Ross and Rachel, respondents were strongly divided: 38% say it means open relationship while figuring things out, 33% say it means the couple is still together/monogamous, while 29% say it means the couple has broken up and can date and hook up with others.

The survey found that 39% of singles have been on a break with their significant other/spouse.”

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Um, small quibble with this otherwise groundbreaking piece of scientific research. By definition, aren’t 100% of singles on a break with their significant others or spouses? [People]

  • More old news: Beyoncé cried beneficent tears for Taylor Swift’s VMA humiliation. [Hollywood Life]
  • More old news: Miley smoked and sang about drugs, got fired from Hotel Transylvania for licking a penis cake, with a bit of new intel, she did not cheat on Liam. [Us Weekly]
  • Michael Jackson former publicist doesn’tthink any of us has been a greater victim than Michael Jackson” and has started a charity dedicated to denying allegations against him. [New York Post]
  • And in the only celebrity gossip of the day that doesn’t double as a historical drama, famous child North West has declared 2019 the summer of the fashion cast. [Page Six]

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To the best of my knowledge, in the quarter-century since the film’s release, Pitt has yet to be subjected to a similar question. [People]

It might be interesting to learn how he handled it.

I mean, if I were an actor in my 30s, and I were given the task of kissing an 11 year old girl in a way that isn’t a peck on the cheek or on the forehead, I imagine that I would be pretty squicked out. I would have serious conversations with the parents, with the girl, with the director, and everyone else in sight beforehand, to make sure that everyone is on the same page. I would want to have at least one parent present. Etc.