Kirsten Dunst sees an ‘Orange Is the New Black’ future for her ‘Fargo’ character

Kirsten Dunst talks about what her “Fargo” character might be up to in prison.

We know that showrunner Noah Hawley has gone ahead and planned the next season of his extraordinary anthology series “Fargo” without Kirsten Dunst, casting Ewan McGregor in a dual role playing polar opposite brothers.

But that doesn’t keep us from wishing that maybe, some season in the future, we can find out what’s going on with Dunst’s resourceful, delusional, murderous “Fargo” housewife, Peggy.

Dunst offered her own thoughts during a recent video interview at The Times, musing on what prison life might be like for a woman she holds dear to her heart.

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“I think she makes the most of it,” Dunst says. “I’m sure she’s like ‘Orange Is the New Black’-style, trading things, doing people’s hair, that kind of life. I’m sure she has her little pepper packets to make her food taste better.”

The 34-year-old actress, fresh off her duties as a juror at the Cannes Film Festival (we still want to know what happened with “Toni Erdmann”), talked at length about the five months she spent in Calgary making “Fargo,” her experience watching it every week on TV (Dunst’s mom needed constant assurance about the fate of her daughter’s character) and how Peggy didn’t always (ever) see the world the way that others did.

“In her mind, she didn’t kill anybody,” Dunst says. “If she lived in a different time, she would have had a different life completely. I think she was too advanced in the way she thought for her situation.”

You can watch the full video interview below.


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