Kirsten Dunst has been acting professionally since 1989, and 30 years later she finally received a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.
Taking place on Thursday, Dunst’s ceremony was an emotional one, with her husband (and “Fargo” co-star) Jesse Plemons and their 15-month old son, Ennis Howard, in attendance.
Plemons, 31, gave a speech honouring his wife, declaring he’d keep it “as formal and ceremonious as possible” before offering a quote. “In Hollywood, they shoot for the moon, because even if you miss at least you’ll land among stars,” he said before insisting, “That’s not my actual speech… I just wanted to see her face as I gave the most cliched and boring speech of all time.”
The it was on to the real speech. “The truth is, I love you Keeks,” he told Dunst, 37. “And I couldn’t be any prouder of you than I am right now.”
Also on hand was Sofia Coppola, who directed Dunst in four films, starting with 1999’s “The Virgin Suicides”, and she posed for a photo with Plemons and Dunst.
Dunst became emotional when it was time for her speech. After thanking the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, the teary-eyed actress had to pause to compose herself as the tears flowed.
She recalled visiting Hollywood with her parents as a child and seeing the stars on the sidewalks, admitting she “always thought they were dedicated to the stars of the past. I never dreamed that someday I would even be close to being part of that. I’m so honoured to be here today, and a part of Hollywood history.”
Ahead of the ceremony, Dunst told Variety that she was predicting that, because of “this whole crew that’s coming to support me, it’s going to be the biggest crying group of any Walk of Fame honouree. I have Sofia and Jesse speaking for me, two of the most important people in my life, and I’m going to be a mess. It almost feels like I get to be at my own funeral. When else do you get to hear people talk about you this way?”
The most adorable moment of the ceremony came when Dunst’s son checked out his mom’s new star.