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Actress Kirsten Dunst becomes German citizen

The actress Kirsten Dunst has added a German passport to her American one, saying it makes her an "international lady," according to an interview she gave with a Berlin newspaper.

Kirsten Dunst

Kirsten Dunst now has American and German passports

Movie star Kirsten Dunst has German roots and now she's got the passport to prove it. Dunst told the German newspaper the BZ that recently became a German citizen.

"Now I'm a real international lady," the newspaper quoted her as saying, "who can do films in Europe without any trouble at all."

Dunst's father is German and her mother is Swedish, according to BZ.

Dunst was speaking to journalists in London for the premier of her new film "Melancholia." After filming the Lars von Trier movie, she said she traveled around Germany. She said she visits relatives in Hamburg often, but is especially fond of Berlin.

"I'd rather buy an apartment in Berlin," she said. "It's just a younger city and right now so much is going on in Berlin."

Dunst can speak German, but only "kid's German," she said. She hopes that will change, however. "It would be greatest thing to be able to be able to act in a German film."

Author: Holly Fox

Editor: Sean Sinico

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