Watch Kirsten Dunst Reveal The Powerful Women Role Models She Had Growing Up

+ open up about working with Rodarte designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy

by Hafeezah Nazim

The following feature appears in the September 2017 issue of NYLON.

Vengeful bitches far and wide, eat your hearts out—because Kirsten Dunst is our September 2017 cover star! Our ever-beguiling, indie-turned-blockbuster darling has dominated the big screen—and our hearts—for as long as we can remember. And through her latest foray into psychological thrillers, from Sofia Coppola's The Beguiled to the highly-anticipated Woodshock directed by Rodarte designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy, Dunst continues to prove that even though she has done it all, she's just getting started.

Check out our exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of our cover shoot with Dunst to find out why her new character in Woodshock makes "devastating" decisions, the women who inspired her growing up, and what it was like working with the Mulleavy sisters.


Produced and directed by Ren Potts

Camera operator: Ava Shorr

Sound: Ada Douglass

Styling: J. Errico

Hair by Laini Reeves

Makeup by Fiona Stiles

Manicure by Emi Kudo

Edited by: Tina Vaden

Music via Epidemic Sound: "Another Richmond In The Field (Instrumental Version)" by Martin Carlberg