Historians Blast Kirsten Dunst’s ‘Marie Antoinette’

Historians Blast Kirsten Dunst’s ‘Marie Antoinette’

Kirsten Dunst
Kirsten Dunst

Actress Kirsten Dunst has come under fire from historians for her “frightful” interpretation of tragic French queen Marie Antoinette.

Dunst plays the 18th Century monarch in Sofia Coppola‘s racy new biopic, which was booed by critics at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

Now her overtly sexual performance has been attacked by France’s Marie Antoinette Association as well, who insist the queen’s bedroom antics are not factually based.

The association’s president Michele Lorin says, “I’ve seen the trailer for the film on the Internet. It is a fright.

“We’ve spent years trying to convince people that the queen was not just a libertine who told the starving to eat cake. What do you see on the trailer? You see Marie Antoinette eating cake. You see her lying naked on a chaise lounge.

“I fear the film is going to set us back many years.”

However, Dunst retorts the movie should not be taken too seriously.

She says, “It’s kind of like a history of feelings rather than a history of facts. So don’t expect a masterpiece theatre, educational Marie Antoinette biopic.”

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