Actress Kirsten Dunst has opened up to Town and Country magazine about spending time in rehab back in 2008. The actress, who stars in the second season of FX’s ‘Fargo’, said she checked herself in to a facility for depression when she was 27, blaming the unrealistic expectations that are placed on actors.

‘What people expect of an actor is totally ridiculous,’ Dunst told the magazine. 'It's unfair that an artist is expected to speak really well in public and have skin tough enough to withstand sometimes really hurtful criticism, but also, in order to do the job, be really sensitive and in touch with their feelings.’

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These ‘unrealistic expectations' led the actress to voluntarily check into treatment for depression in 2008 when she was 27 years old. ’All you can do is be yourself - just be who the hell you are,’ the actress said of what she's learnt since the experience.

Dunst started her acting career as a child, starring in Interview With A Vampire opposite Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise in 1994. Speaking about other child stars Dunst said, 'I know some actresses who are better at it. Dakota Fanning reminds me a lot of myself, but she's wiser that I was at her age.' 

As for her love life, the actress is currently dating actor Garrett Hedlund and says the relationship is going really well. 'We've been together for three and a half years, so, yes, it's going really well,' she said. 'We're the same age. We have similar backgrounds. He feels like family to me.'

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Dunst will next be seen on the small screen in ‘Fargo 2’, which is set to premiere this October on FX. The actress will play Peggy Blomquist in the series, which takes place in 1979 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Luverne, Minnesota. The series also stars Patrick Wilson and Ted Danson.