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Kirsten Dunst: I Went to Rehab for Depression

Kirsten Dunst did go to rehab — but not for the usual reasons.

“I didn’t go to Cirque Lodge for alcohol abuse or drug abuse,” Dunst told E! on the set of her next movie, "All Good Things." “I went there for depression."

The 26-year-old actress told E! that it was her decision to enter the celeb-popular Cirque Lodge treatment center in Utah.

“It was a good six months before I decided to go away,” Dunst said. “I was struggling, and I had the opportunity to go somewhere and take care of myself. I was fortunate to have the resources to do it. My friends and family thought it was a good idea, too. But I didn't know where to go. My doctor recommended Cirque Lodge.”

Dunst also denied reports that she was fired as the face of Miu Miu because of her personal problems, when in fact her six-month gig with the fashion house was never intended to go any further.

“There’s been a lot of misrepresentation about what is going on in my life, and it’s been very painful for my friends and family,” she told E!. “Everyone feels like they have to defend me. They hear the rumors, and it puts them in a defensive position. Now that I’m feeling stronger, I was prepared to say something.”

Dunst says mental illness affects the rich and famous as much as the average person.

“We’re all in the same boat together,” she told E!. “Depression is pretty serious and should not be gossiped about.”

She also denied reports that she's dating her "All Good Things" costar Ryan Gosling.

Click here to read the E! report