Lovable smirk Kirsten Dunst has come forth with some retro views of gender roles within relationships. From an interview with Harper’s Bazaar:
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 mum created. 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 …
Let that swirl in your brain for a moment — but before it settles, note that she also told Bazaar about her planned living arrangement with a close childhood friend:
We’re going to live together in a house, and who gives a shit what we eat, and who cares how many cats we have? Because you know, you have your girlfriends for life.
So she talks a good game about women needing knights in armor, but she’s actually all about do-what-I-want independent living? Provided that it involves cat-lady stereotypes, anyway. Just a domestic enigma, courtesy of Dunst.