In the Q&A, Dunst's Virgin Suicides director, 42, asks the actress, 31, what it's like working with directors who share a different vision and direction in the filmmaking process. "It takes all the fun out of what you do," Dunst reveals to Coppola. "You just get through it instead of having a meaningful experience."
Coppola, considered Hollywood royalty herself as the talented daughter of Francis Ford Coppola, presses for more. "What if a director pounces on you while working," Coppola asks. "Has that ever happened?"
Dunst responds laughing, "No. I don't give off that vibe." The California native, who's worked on films with renowned directors like Lars Von Trier on Melancholia and Sam Raimi on the Spider-Man trilogy, explains: "I think that you court that stuff, and to me it's crossing a country that would hinder that trust in your working relationship."
The former child star gives her trademark pouty smirk on the Juergen Teller-shot cover, with her blonde locks blown out in loose waves and expressive blue eyes staring into the camera. She tells Coppola that her hardest age was 27, two years after she completed a treatment in rehab for depression. "I had to figure out how to navigate differently through life," she says looking back at her 20s. Things have improved significantly for the star since then.
"My favorite age is now," Dunst shares. "I love my friendships, and I know I have fun things to look forward to."
Indeed, Dunst is happily entwined with boyfriend Garrett Hedlund. Last week, the star kicked up some controversy with comments she made in the May 2014 issue of Harper's Bazaar UK. "I feel like the feminine has been a little undervalued," she said. "We all have to get our own jobs and make our own money, but staying at home, nurturing, being the mother, cooking -- it's a valuable thing my mom created."
Muses the actress in her interview with Coppola: "I know that if I stay true to what I want to do, then I will be respected by the people I want to work with."