The Spider-Man star is having a blast, even without her Brit beau

By Monique Jessen
Updated July 21, 2007 09:30 AM
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Kirsten Dunst is keeping up her summer of love in London, despite her Brit boyfriend Johnny Borrell‘s often being out of town.

Currently filming How to Lose Friends and Alienate People, the Spider-Man star, 25, was spotted last week hitting a number of trendy clubs while Razorlight frontman Borrell performs on the festival circuit.

“I think she has really fallen in love with London,” says Toby Young, co-producer of the film, which is based on his memoir of his travails working as an assistant at Vanity Fair.

On Sunday, Dunst popped into Soho’s Groucho Club with costar Simon Pegg before heading to the Dalston Jazz Bar in Hackney. Wednesday afternoon she shopped for two pots of French Lime Blossom body creme at Jo Malone on Sloane Street, while Thursday took her to the new hot spot Shoreditch House (which has a Sex and the City-inspired roof terrace pool).

Dunst also is often seen at the Hawley Arms, a pub also frequented by Kate Moss and Amy Winehouse. “She has been here quite a few times with Johnny,” says a pal. “She loves Northern Soul. I think she’s a mod at heart.”

Indeed, Dunst seems to be making fans everywhere. “She’s been great, absolutely great,” says her film’s producer, Stephen Woolley, explaining why he cast Dunst to play a magazine editor in the comedy.

“It was important we didn’t find someone too glamorous, and she had to have a sense of humor,” he said. “Kirsten has such a great sense of humor plus, Simon [Pegg] is a huge Spider-Man fan!”

The movie – which in two weeks wraps in London before moving to New York – also stars Pegg (playing Young’s character), Gillian Anderson and Megan Fox.

Adds Woolley: “There are lots of celebrity cameos in the film, but it’s a secret.”