But Kirsten Dunst admits the difficult experience made her want to quit the industry altogether to lead a more private life.
She tells BlackBook magazine, "I know what it's like to lose yourself, to no longer know the difference between right or wrong. I used to assume that I'd (continue acting) forever, and then there came a point in my life when I was like, 'Why am I doing this at all?' My friends and family were put in a position where they had to defend me, and it was an awful time.
"On a personal level, I would talk to anybody about it, but not on a public level. If I do that, then the next person feels like they can ask me about it, and the person after that, until everyone then feels entitled to ask me about it, and that’s not coming from a good place."