Kirsten Dunst on Relationships: 'You Need a Man to Be a Man and a Woman to be a Woman'

The actress offered her thoughts on why being feminine "has been a little undervalued" in the May issue of Harper's Bazaar U.K.
Harper's Bazaar UK

It's been a minute since Kirsten Dunst has appeared on the big screen, but with the 31-year-old actress returning to theaters with her new film, The Two Faces of January, set to release next month in the U.K., Dunst appears on the May issue cover of Harper's Bazaar U.K. where she offered her thoughts on how relationships work.

"I feel like the feminine has been a little undervalued. We all have to get our own jobs and make our own money, but staying at home, nurturing, being the mother, cooking -- it's a valuable thing my mom created," Dunst told the British glossy. "And sometimes, you need your knight in shining armor. I'm sorry. You need a man to be a man and a woman to be a woman. That's why relationships work."

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Dunst's statement comes at a time when powerful women including Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg encourage females to "lean in" at work, as well as Beyonce and Victoria Beckham taking part in the "Ban Bossy" campaign to reaffirm the idea that taking charge isn't a bad thing. 

Sure, women shouldn't have to act the way they do at work when they're home, but if they want to and it works for their relationship -- why not? Shouldn't a relationship be based on communication -- not how a specific gender should act at home?

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