Kirsten Dunst talks new Netflix western 'The Power of the Dog' | USA TODAY 1

Kirsten Dunst talks new Netflix western ‘The Power of the Dog’ | USA TODAY

 

Kirsten Dunst sits down with Patrick Ryan to discuss co-starring with her partner, Jesse Plemons, in the new Netflix western "The Power of the Dog."
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Kirsten Dunst plays Rose Gordon, the sweet, widowed owner of a boarding house who meets and marries a gentle rancher named George Burbank (Jesse Plemons). Soon after moving in together, Rose finds an unexpected adversary in George's lonely, jealous brother, Phil (Benedict Cumberbatch), who casually taunts and torments her and her effeminate teenage son, Peter (Kodi Smit-McPhee).

"I wanted to play a really strong woman – I'm not at the place in my life where (Rose) is my ideal character," Dunst says.

In 1920s Western "The Power of the Dog" (in theaters Wednesday, streaming on Netflix Dec. 1), the "Spider-Man" actress plays Rose Gordon, » Subscribe to USA TODAY:
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