Dunst tantrum

Bans writer from set
Thursday , 04 September 2008
Dunst tantrum

Hollywood actress KIRSTEN DUNST banned a writer from the set of her new movie after he allegedly criticised her acting ability.

British novelist TOBY YOUNG wrote the book on which the actress's new film - How to Lose Friends Alienate People - is based, and visited the set on several occasions.

And on his second visit, Young made comments regarding Dunst's performance to a producer - and it led to the actress asking movie bosses to bar him from the studio.

Young says, "She overheard me giving the producer a 'note' on her performance in a particular scene. At the time, I didn't think of it as a criticism, more as a helpful bit of advice, and the producer took it in that spirit.

"But Kirsten overheard this exchange and interpreted it as a complaint about her acting ability. It was after this, apparently, that she took BOB (WEIDE, the director) to one side and asked if I could be kept at arm's length in future.

"Bob carried out this edict with a good deal of tact. I didn't realise it, but this was, in effect, Bob carrying out Kirsten's instructions." For daily celebrity news updates sign up to our newsletter www.ahlanlive.com/newsletter