The Spider-Man actress insisted that she enjoyed working with Lars von Trier on Melancholia, as he did not treat her like "a puppet".
"I've felt like a puppet on films before and have been really frustrated and angry," she told Contactmusic. "I mean, Lars might see himself as some master manipulator but that's not how he comes across.
"I mean, most of the scenes were improvised and he doesn't even say that much. How can that make me his puppet?"
Dunst also held fond memories of her time with Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt on Interview With The Vampire, which she filmed at the age of ten.
"It never felt like work, that's for sure," she recalled. "Brad and Tom treated me like their little sister, their little princess. But I think children handle things better than adults.
"As an adult, you get insecure. You're tired, you're worried about how you look and what it all means. When you're a kid, you just think, 'Oh I like my dress. Let's go and play!"
Dunst recently told Digital Spy that she is looking forward to The Amazing Spider-Man and is a fan of the franchise's new lead Andrew Garfield.
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Watch Kirsten Dunst talk to Digital Spy about Melancholia below: