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Kirsten Dunst Talks Going Nude In 'Melancholia', Snaggle Fangs & Middle School Jeans (PHOTOS)

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Kirsten Dunst covers British Elle's September issue and inside the actress opens up, exclusively, about depression and rehab, her family, the disadvantages of dating other actors, her upcoming flick "Melancholia," and, of course, her style.

Some excerpts from the interview...

On fashion:

As for clothes, again Kirsten keeps it simple. 'I love Acne, Isabel Marant, Sofia's collection for Vuitton, Chanel and obviously Rodarte. I love getting dressed up for the red carpet, but I try to keep to my style. For big occasions I go to English twin sisters Nina and Clare Hallworth. They're stylists who take my look, make it better but keep it mellow. Some days, nothing makes you feel better than a big dress. Other days it's the total opposite. I have jeans from when I was in the seventh grade I still wear -- when I can. On thinner days...'

On her teeth:

'I love my snaggle fangs,' she laughs. 'They give me character and character is sexy. People comment, but the only person who ever told me to fix them was my mom. Mothers are always like, "Wear lipstick, put on rouge!" They can be s****y about that stuff because they love you. I just went my own way, like daughters do.'

On going naked in "Melancholia":

One of the surprises about Melancholia is Kirsten's curvaceous body. She is naked in several scenes and as Von Trier refuses any form of retouching or airbrushing, surely it caused some anxiety? 'I trusted everyone and the lighting was beautiful. I didn't work out beforehand, it was all very natural. I don't have any real body issues. I never really overeat, I shed weight in the summer, put it on in the winter and yes, I do have big boobs. People don't realize because I cover up a lot, but they are there. Big boobs.' She shrugs and smiles.

Take a look at the cover and an inside photograph below and head over to Elle.co.uk for behind-the-scenes video. The full shoot and story appears in the September issue of British Elle, on sale August 3.

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