“Not only do I think “Hidden Figures” is an inspiring film, but it is also a story and a part of history people don’t know about.”
Kirsten Dunst recently sat down with the Inquirer to talk about her role in the critically acclaimed film Hidden Figures and how the story needed to be told. Dunst plays Vivian Mitchell in the film about the true story of three Black women who helped NASA win the Space Race. Even though the story is based off true events, the character portrayed by Dunst is actually fictional but she brought a much needed perspective to the film. Below is a snippet of Dunst interview with the Inquirer:
Q: What was the appeal of “Hidden Figures” for you?
KD: I was excited to be part of this wonderful story. Not only do I think “Hidden Figures” is an inspiring film, but it is also a story and a part of history that people don’t know about. I explained the story to my family members and no one even knew about Katherine Johnson or any of these women. The film will be so inspiring for girls to watch. I don’t think many young women think that being a mathematician is something that they can strive for, or that is a “cool” career. It is a very important story for everyone. There haven’t been many big films lately that are both historically significant and beautifully told like this one.