April 13, 2007 12:14 PM

Kirsten Dunst, almost 25, has been acting since she was 3-years-old, but that won’t be the case for her future children. The Spider-Man 3 star says she would never push her daughter into show business the way her mother, Inez, did as the strains of being a child actor are difficult to handle.

I’d never put any daughter of mine through acting because, while I loved acting and was happy working as a child, looking back, my happiness always came from pleasing other people – always. It came from satisfying the director or my mother or my acting coach, not from pleasing myself.

Kirsten attributes her bout of depression last year to the pressure of growing up in front of the camera, which she never had any true desire to do. The actress says she didn’t have any Hollywood dreams when she was young and wants to avoid the resentment she once felt towards her mother with her own kids for forcing her to act.

My mother told me that when I was born she just knew that I was destined to be an actress. It’s not a natural way to grow up, and acting was never a dream for me. It was the only thing I knew – it was just my life. For a while there was a time when I had a lot of anger towards my mother because of what she did to me. Now I understand what kind of woman she is – she always had the best intentions.

Source: Female First

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