'Marie Antoinette' Star Kirsten Dunst Says She Understands Why Film Was Booed at Cannes

When it premiered at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year, "Marie Antoinette" drew boos from French critics. Kirsten Dunst, who plays Antoinette in the movie, has a laid-back attitude about it.

"I didn't take it to heart," Dunst says in an interview in the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly. "How would we feel about the French doing a movie about George Washington with French actors?"

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The 24-year-old Dunst, whose screen credits include "The Virgin Suicides" and the "Spider-Man" movies, says making "Marie Antoinette" was a solitary experience for her.

"Sometimes I felt really isolated because it was such a lonely part to play," she says. "I didn't really interact with that many people ... I couldn't really rely on other people to get it out of me. I was really thankful when Jason (Schwartzman, who plays Louis XVI) was on set, because then I could unload a little bit on him.