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OTRC: Kirsten Dunst opens up about struggle with depression

Kirsten Dunst appears in a still from the 2004 film, 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.' (Focus Features)

Kirsten Dunst has been open about her struggles with depression after seeking rehab in 2008 for the psychological condition and now the actress has said it is nothing to be embarrassed about.

"People are embarrassed to talk about it," Dunst told Flare magazine. "I would never put anyone down [who] was in that kind of space."

The actress sought treatment at Cirque Lodge in Sundance, Utah in February 2008 after a period of depression and told the magazine that she realized that it's normal to go through periods of sadness.

"I think most human beings go through some sort of depression in their life," she continued. "And if they don't, I think that's weird."

Dunst will next appear in Lars Von Trier's "Melancholia," which is slated for release on November 11. In "Melancholia," which also stars Kiefer Sutherland, Dunst plays a depressed woman whose relationship with her sister (Charlotte Gainsbourg) is challenged as a nearby planet threatens to collide with Earth.

The actress stripped down for the role and said in December that audiences should "get used to seeing me naked," referring to "Melancholia" and her recent appearance in "All Good Things."

Von Trier, who is known for his 2000 drama "Dancer in the Dark," made headlines in May after calling himself a Nazi.

Dunst, 29, rose to fame as a teenager playing a young vampire in the 1994 movie "Interview With the Vampire" with Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt before starring in the "Spider-Man" trilogy as well as the 2006 film "Marie Antoinette."

She has also appeared in "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," "Elizabethtown" and "Wimbledon."

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