Kirsten Dunst Did NOT Have “Breakdown” On Cannes Red Carpet, Despite Report

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Kirsten Dunst Breakdown Crying Cannes

By Andrew Shuster |

Kirsten Dunst Breakdown Crying Cannes

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A new tabloid report claiming Kirsten Dunst had a “shocking breakdown” on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival is completely inaccurate and sensationalized. Gossip Cop can exclusively clear up the situation.

Earlier this week, the actress attended the world premiere of her upcoming drama, The Beguiled, along with co-stars Nicole Kidman, Colin Farrell and Elle Fanning, and writer/director Sofia Coppola. Photos from the event show Dunst wiping away tears as she walks down the red carpet, which prompted OK! to blare the headline: “What’s Wrong? Kirsten Dunst Is In TEARS On The Cannes Red Carpet & No One Really Seems Concerned!”

Fanning and Coppola can be seen laughing in the pictures as Dunst tears up (see above), leading the tabloid to surmise that Dunst’s colleagues “couldn’t help but laugh at Kirsten’s shocking breakdown.” The magazine’s highly exaggerated report goes on to say that Fanning refused to comfort her co-star, but instead “broke into a fit of giggles upon seeing Kirsten cry.” The outlet goes on to contend that Coppola “was no help either” and should have “at least lent Kirsten a tissue” but Dunst was instead “left on her own to dry her tears!” And finally, the repeatedly discredited outlet asks its readers, “Are you surprised Kirsten’s friends laughed as she cried?”

Of course, the magazine’s account of the situation is completely ludicrous. Dunst was overwhelmed by happy emotions while premiering her new movie at one of the most prestigious film festivals in the world, and the actress was clearly crying tears of joy. Meanwhile, Fanning and Coppola were amused by their friends’ excitement, and certainly weren’t taunting her in any way. OK! has simply taken photos of an actress getting emotional at a movie premiere and turned it into a ridiculous tale about breakdowns and bad friends. Regardless, Gossip Cop is assured by a reliable source close to the situation that Dunst wasn’t crying due to distress. Get a better look at the situation in the video below.

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