updated 10/03/2011 AT 11:00 AM ET
•originally published 10/08/2011 AT 8:00 AM ET
Kirsten Dunst is going global.
The actress, 29, shares her German roots with the German tabloid B.Z., revealing that she now has German citizenship – in addition to her U.S. citizenship.
“I’m now a real international lady,” she says,”one who can film in Europe without a problem.”
Dunst’s dream? “It would be the greatest joy for me to act in a German film,” she says.
Dunst, who stars in Melancholia, the new film by Danish director Lars von Trier, added that she even speaks German – though “at a child’s level.” (Her father is German and her mother Swedish.)