Well, this isn’t exactly surprising. Most people don’t enjoy trips to rehab, and Kirsten Dunst was no exception. She sought treatment at Cirque Lodge Treatment Center in 2008. The ‘All Good Things’ actress says it was tough on her family and friends, who had to deny rumors that she was an addict.
“I know what it’s like to lose yourself, to no longer know the difference between right or wrong … My friends and family were put in a position where they had to defend me, and it was an awful time.
“When you’re a single girl in your twenties, yeah, you go out with your friends. And sometimes you drink too much. I don’t know anybody else, with any type of job, who doesn’t do that.”
So is Kirsten trying to say she wasn’t struggling with addiction? She says she spent her time in rehab “reassessing her life” and deciding whether or not she wanted to continue acting.
“I used to assume that I’d [continue acting] forever, and then there came a point in my life when I was like, ‘Why am I doing this at all?’ ”
Well, Kirsten’s been a working actress since she was a child (I still remember her from ‘Interview with a Vampire’ with Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt), so I can see her feeling that way. But why go to rehab for that?
I guess having to seek treatment is such an intensely personal thing; I can see not being comfortable with discussing the details in public. One of the MAJOR downsides to being a celebrity.
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