Kirsten Dunst Hates the Term “Manic Pixie Dream Girl”


We admit, Kirsten Dunst is a bit polarizing, just like Zooey Deschanel, but what can we say, we love them both for the way they fit the Manic Pixie Dream Girl persona. But as it turns out, Kiki had never heard the term before a recent interview with MovieFone brought it up, and once she learned it, she decided that she hates it. Here are a few choice excerpts from the interview, where the writer awkwardly tries to explain the definition to the star that led to the coining of the term.

What’s your opinion of the term Manic Pixie Dream Girl?

What is that?

Oh… it was coined for your character in ‘Elizabethtown.’


I guess it means that there’s a dream girl who is also manic. And pixie-ish… and I think…

I don’t find I’m manic at all. I’m very chill.


But I feel that all of Cameron’s girls are quirky with a sparkle. You know what I mean? Like, they are always kind of, you know… talk too much. You know what I mean?

What do you think of that term?

I don’t like it, to be honest.

That’s understandable.

No, I don’t. I think it’s weird sounding. [The publicist walks in to signify that our time is up] So, on that note…

What do you think of the term? And of the girls who fit the description for that matter?

[via Crushable]