Former Child Star, Kirsten Dunst, 32, discusses her transition from child actor in Flaunt Magazine‘s latest issue.

On her acting roots: “That transition

[from child actor] doesn’t happen to many of us. When it does, I think that you’re really meant to be doing this. A lot of people stop or it’s too hard to transition. But people don’t want to see you as an adult. I’m 32 now—that transition was done for me with [Sofia Coppola’s movie] The Virgin Suicides. That movie helped me go from a little girl to ‘growing up.’”

Growing up Hollywood

About her home and her Hollywood Mom, Dunst admits she never leaves the San Fernando Valley when she’s in Los Angeles and is happiest there with her close knit family, hanging out, watching Jeopardy with her grandma.

Challenges she faces as an actress now: “There are great female roles out there [but] there’s only so much out there for all of us. Everyone has to audition when it comes to certain parts, and women have to the most. I still think it’s a boys’ club in a lot of ways. And to be a strong female in this industry, you have to be really in touch with your masculine side, too. You have to be a pretty strong lady to survive it. You have to be very confident in yourself.

Read the whole article here.

Kirsten Dunst