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SUNDANCE: Kirsten Dunst, Lizzy Caplan talk ‘Bachelorette’

137583496Kirsten Dunst and Lizzy Caplan stopped by the Variety Studio on Monday to discuss “The Bachelorette” hours before the pic’s Sundance premiere.

“For a first time director, she had such confidence,” Dunst said of writer-director Leslye Headland.

“The Bachelorette” centers on a group of friends celebrating the engagement of a bride-to-be (Rebel Wilson). Isla Fisher and James Marsden also star.

“It’s about girlfriends coming together,” Dunst said.

Sundance2012“Strange because women aren’t funny, naturally,” Caplan deadpanned.

Caplan, who has another wedding-themed movie at Sundance (“Save the Date”), said low-budget productions like “The Bachelorette” bring out the best in the cast/crew.

“Everybody really needs to want to be there, ya know?”

Dunst agreed. “When you have a small budget to work with, you only get like two takes, three takes at the most, so we would move through things,” the actress said. “And I think really helps keep energy and performance levels on a better kind of scale.”

“Don’t lie to him! It was a non-stop party!” Caplan laughs.

“The Bachelorette,” produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, premieres tonight at the Eccles theater.

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