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KIRSTEN DUNST SAYS PREGNANCY WAS A ‘SURPRISE’

Kirsten Dunst recently sat down for a revealing Net-A-Porter cover story, and in it, the 37-year-old reveals her pregnancy was a complete surprise.

She said: "I thought I would have a hard time getting pregnant, but it was a surprise. "If I hadn't met Jesse Plemons, I would have frozen my eggs. But it feels like I lucked out."

RETURNING TO WORK

Returning to work, she admits, was extremely challenging. Five months after giving birth, she headed to Showtime's On Becoming a God in Central Florida.

"I cried to my mother-in-law in the second week," says Dunst of Plemons' mother Lisa Beth, who joined her on set. "It was the hardest job I've ever taken, right after five months off with a baby. I was so tired. I would bring home a tuna sandwich from the craft services table. I would take a bath, and then eat my sandwich in bed while I read the pages and learned lines for the next day."

ON CHILD ACTORS

Asked whether she would want her 15-month-old Ennis to follow in her steps as a child actor, she said that while she understood the urge to get your kids into acting, she wouldn't go there.

"If you have a kid who's very cute, I get why people do it. Do a Gap ad and you can make your college money. It's the first time I kind of understand it. Ennis is so adorable, with two big dimples. He is such a happy baby and I see why I might want that memento of him at this age. But we will probably just encourage him to do school plays."

ON JESSE PLEMONS

Dunst revealed that she sees as her "soul mate."

"He's my favorite actor – the best I've ever worked with," she says. "I just knew he would be in my life forever. I didn't know what capacity that would be at the time. When the show was over, I just missed him terribly. We didn't get together until a year later. We were both smart enough that we were wondering if the connection was just because we were working together. But it was real."

Still, they aren't married … yet.

She said: "But we're about as married as you can get. We have a kid together. My mom was like, ‘But when are you guys getting married?' And I said, ‘Mom, I'm not going to get married when I'm pregnant. I want to have fun and have a drink. I mean, we're paying for this wedding. I'm paying for the bar! I want to enjoy it.' My mom is kind of old-school in that way. I thought I would have a hard time getting pregnant, but it was a surprise. If I hadn't met Jesse, I would have frozen my eggs. But it feels like I lucked out."