Kirsten Dunst thinks Dakota Fanning is a better child actor than her

Kirsten Dunst is passing the torch.

In a new interview for the September cover of Town & Country, the 33-year-old actress -- who's well-remembered for her childhood film roles such as in 1994's "Interview with the Vampire" -- says fellow Dakota Fanning is actually "better" than her at being a child star.

"I know some young actresses who are better at it," Dunst says about dealing with the pressures of growing up in the spotlight. "Dakota Fanning reminds me a lot of myself, but she's wiser than I was at her age."

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The "Bring It On" actress has been open about her struggles with her own issues, voluntarily checking into Cirque Lodge in Utah for treatment of depression in 2008. Though she was surrounded by drug and alcohol abuse rumors, Kirsten described her problem as "extreme codependency."

"What people expect of an actor is totally ridiculous," she explains. "It's unfair that an artist is expected to speak really well in public and have skin tough enough to withstand sometimes really hurtful criticism, but also, in order to do the job, be really sensitive and in touch with their feelings. So all you can do is be yourself -- just be who the hell you are."