Kirsten Dunst believes her teeth make her "special".

Kirsten Dunst

Kirsten Dunst

The 33-year-old actress was asked to get her distinctive gnashers straightened by 'Spider-Man' bosses but she refused because she didn't want to pretend to be someone she wasn't and had had no problems in her career before them.

Speaking to InStyle Magazine, she said: "Sofia (Coppola) said to me when I was 16, 'Don't ever change your teeth,' By the time I got to 'Spider-Man', they were like, 'You should change your teeth.' I said, 'No, that's what makes me special.'

"I never felt like I had to become something I wasn't."

After spending so much of her life in the acting business, Kirsten - who made her career debut at the age of just six - has gained in self confidence and far more relaxed about her work.

Speaking previously, the 'Fargo' star said: "I feel much more confident in myself (now), in life ... I don't stress as much now. I've grown more sensitive though. The older I get, the more sensitive I've become. I don't know why. I think it's that age where death is more around you ... I appreciate things more. I mean, I've always been very grateful, but I feel far more grounded than I did 10 years ago.

"I don't want to be a movie star who needs to live behind a big cape because I'm so in the public eye all the time."