People magazine cited a source as saying that Dunst had entered rehab after the pleas of friends fed up with seeing her movies.
“She’s not doing well,” the source said. “People were pushing her to go in there but there was no intervention … It’s good she’s getting herself help. Perhaps she is starting to realise just how much her bad movies affect her friends and family. ”
A source inside the facility told America’s Star magazine, “She desperately needed help. She seemed to be intoxicated when she checked in because she was acting really erratic. Come to think of it, it was the most convincing acting I’ve seen from her.”
Industry insiders say there were early signs of trouble when Dunst starred in Jumanji.
“It was clear then that she found bad movies attractive,” says one source close to the troubled actress. “When she appeared in the third installment of The Crow, fears grew. Then she turned up in a Savage Garden film clip and we knew she was well and truly addicted to appearing in crap.”
Dunst’s troubles continued in Mona Lisa Smile and Marie Antoinette.
“Her addiction was one of those badly kept Hollywood secrets,” the source says. “We thought she would be found out after Wimbledon, but it didn’t get bad reviews because no-one went to see it.”
The starlet’s addiction came to a head with her appearance in the Spider Man Trilogy.
“Back-to-back-to-back shit movies really sent her over the edge,” says a friend of the star. “I mean let’s face it – the Green Goblin put in a more emotionally compelling and layered performance, and he was wearing a bloody mask.”
Dunst is set to appear next in How to Lose Friends & Alienate People, a movie in which she walks around presenting her loved ones with copies of her acting resume.