1. The early ’00s should probably be called the Dunstian era —
you couldn’t walk into a movie theater without seeing Kirsten Dunst on the screen. She was sexy, cute, AND popular to boot.

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2. Seriously, it was peak Dunst. And her star rose so much when she landed the *iconic* role of Mary-Jane Watson in 2002’s Spider-Man.

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She went all Big Red and everything.

3. I mean, she and Tobey Maguire were ACTUAL FIRE with this legendary upside-down kiss.

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If you make it on The O.C., you’ve really made it…

4. Anyways, because those Spider-Man movies were so popular, Hollywood has made another TWO franchises in the past 15 years and Kirsten Dunst is just not here for it.

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7. But then Kirsten got right to the point with some SHADY REALNESS…

8. “Everyone likes our Spider-Man. C’mon, am I right or what? Listen, I’d rather be in the first ones than the new ones.”

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