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Kirsten Dunst: casting couch victims 'court that stuff'

None   April 19, 2014
First Published: 16:58 IST(19/4/2014) | Last Updated: 17:46 IST(20/4/2014)

Two days after a lawsuit was filed against X-Men director Bryan Singer by a struggler who alleged he was sexually abused by the filmmaker when he was 17-year-old on the promise of acting roles, actor Kirsten Dunst has shared her thoughts on casting couch.

In an interview with W Magazine guest editor Sofia Coppola, Dunst said she doesn't have much sympathy for actors who find themselves the victims of lecherous bigwigs looking to trade sex for roles, reported Huffington Post.

When asked if anyone has tried to approach her, Dunst laughed and said, "I don't give off that vibe." She added, "I think that you court that stuff, and to me it's crossing a boundary that would hinder the trust in your working relationship."

Dunst has earlier created a controversy when she had made a statement on gender issues. "I feel like the feminine has been a little undervalued. We all have to get our own jobs and make our own money, but staying at home, nurturing, being the mother, cooking -- it's a valuable thing my mom created," Dunst told Harper's Bazaar UK, "And sometimes, you need your knight in shining armor. I'm sorry. You need a man to be a man and a woman to be a woman. That's why relationships work."

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