Kirsten Dunst Is Actually Up For Returning To One Of Her Most Unexpected Roles

By TeeJay Small | Published

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According to a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight, Kirsten Dunst has expressed interest in returning to her role as Torrance Shipman in the hit cheer film Bring It On. While discussing her role in the upcoming film Civil War, Dunst called back to her inclusion in the classic cheer movie, saying that she would potentially agree to do a sequel. The franchise previously spawned a number of direct-to-television sequels, though neither Kirsten Dunst nor the rest of the main cast were involved with any of them.

What Dunst Said

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“I mean, it depends,” Kirsten Dunst said about returning to her Bring It On role. “Everyone’s bringing back their stuff, right? It’s a throwback time.” She later added, “As long as it’s not embarrassing.”

2000s Nostalgia Time

This is big news for fans of the 2000 film, as nostalgia from the early 2000’s is currently all the rage. Other classic coming-of-age films of this era, like Mean Girls, have also recently received reboots, while the news was just announced last week that a Freaky Friday sequel is due to enter production later this year. Unlike many young stars from that time, Kirsten Dunst has gone on to have a thriving career and even receive attention from the Academy Awards, so her approval would be a major get for the franchise.

Dunst’s More Recent Work

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In recent years, Kirsten Dunst has popped up in a number of high-profile roles, many of which have seen her sharing the screen with her real-life husband Jesse Plemons. The pair have worked together on such projects as Civil War, The Power of the Dog, Black Mirror, and a particularly well-rated season of FX’s Fargo.

For Dunst To Return, It Would Have To Be Good

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While it remains unclear what exactly Kirsten Dunst means by the potential Bring It On sequel being “embarrassing,” the 41-year-old performer likely wouldn’t be interested in a thrown-together rehash of the original film’s plot. As a respected performer, Dunst has the ability to make big decisions for the future of the franchise, especially if she were to sign on as a producer, which is more than likely. Still, we may be getting ahead of ourselves, as no new sequel for Bring It On has been formally announced at this time.

Gabrielle Union

Gabrielle Union, who starred alongside Kirsten Dunst in the 2000 film, previously discussed the possibility of bringing a proper sequel to life in 2023. Though she didn’t talk about any details of the project, Union made it clear that the gears of Hollywood turn slowly, so there’s no telling when or if the project will get off the ground. The original Bring It On film was directed by Peyton Reed, who has since gone on to be quite busy helming all three of the Marvel Ant-Man films, so reassembling the team may be a major hurdle.

Bring It On

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The original Bring It On centered on Kirsten Dunst’s Torrance Shipman, who leads a team of cheerleaders for her Rancho Carne High School in San Diego, California. Shipman learns that the team’s recent success, taking them all the way to the national championship, has been built on lies, as the squad has stolen many of their key routines from an underfunded Compton school. Dunst provided a stand-out performance in the film, which can likely be credited for catapulting her to success in the following years, landing her roles in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man, Mona Lisa Smile, and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

Source: Entertainment Tonight