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Kirsten Dunst appears in a photo from a New York City premiere in April 2010. - Provided courtesy of OTRC / flickr.com/photos/shankbone/with/4549682716/

Kirsten Dunst obtains German citizenship: 'I'm now a real international lady'

10/09/2011 by Nichole Hamilton

Kirsten Dunst is expanding her horizons - literally.

The 29-year-old American-born actress has attained citizenship in Germany, the German tabloid B.Z. reported.

"I'm now a real international lady," Dunst said, according to the magazine. "One who can film in Europe without a problem."

"It would be the greatest joy for me to play in a German film," she added.

Dunst is of half-German decent on her father's side and visits family in Hamburg frequently.

The actress is currently promoting her new film 'Melancholia,' which opens in New York and Los Angeles on November 11 and limited release on November 18. In the film, Dunst plays one of two sisters who face severe challenges to their already strained relationship as a mysterious new planet threatens to collide into the Earth. The film also features Kiefer Sutherland and Alexander Skarsgard.

Dunst recently opened up about her struggle with depression, and underwent treatment in February 2008 at Cirque Lodge in Utah.

The actress rose to stardom at age 11, when she earned the role of a young vampire in the 1994 movie "Interview with the Vampire" with Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt. Dunst went on to play Peter Parker's love interest Mary Jane in the "Spider-Man" trilogy as well as the ill-fated queen in the 2006 "Marie Antoinette." She has also appeared in "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," "Elizabethtown" and "Wimbledon."

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