Kirsten Dunst Tells Jimmy Kimmel How She Gained Weight for ‘Fargo’: ‘I Ordered a Lot of Pizza’

“I just sat in my bed, watched ‘Friday Night Lights’ and ate,” actress on Season 2 of FX’s anthology series reveals


Shortly after the Season 2 premiere of “Fargo” aired on FX Monday, Kirsten Dunst visited “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” to plug the show, genuinely for once.

Revealing that she honestly likes the dark comedy, “it’s nice to promote something and not have to lie about it,” Dunst told Jimmy Kimmel candidly.

As for gaining weight for the role of beautician Peggy Blomquist on the anthology series set in 1978, “I was in Calgary and I ordered a lot of pizza,” she said. “I just had different cheeses and breads together … really, I just sat in my bed, watched ‘Friday Night Lights’ and ate.”

Conveniently, her husband on the show — played by Jesse Plemons — was on “Friday Night Lights,” Kimmel pointed out, while her boyfriend, Garrett Hedlund, was in the original movie. “I’m really a fan,” Dunst admitted.

Dunst went on to dish about her other TV obsession, “The Bachelor,” and marvel over how much the women drink and why all the guys wear such bright colors.

Kimmel had a wild card for the former child actress, however, by pulling out evidence of her first modeling gig on the cover of “The Baby-Sitters Club” by Ann M. Martin.

During her early years, 33-year-old Dunst also starred in “Interview With the Vampire” alongside Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise, and Cruise now sends her a cake every year from Joan’s Bakery in Los Angeles. “We call it the Cruise Cake,” she gushed.

“Fargo” Season 2 airs Mondays at 10 p.m. on FX.

“Jimmy Kimmel Live!” airs at 11:35 p.m. on ABC.