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Personal Playlist: Kirsten Dunst

December 28, 2010 | 12:44 pm

The actress, currently starring with Ryan Gosling in "All Good Things," talks music.

Actress Kirsten Dunst is constantly surrounded by music: Her boyfriend, Jason Boesel, is the drummer for the band Rilo Kiley. But she says she developed the majority of her musical preferences without his help.

“He’s definitely turned me on to people, but I’ve also turned him on to people,” said the actress, who stars opposite Ryan Gosling in the new crime drama “All Good Things.”

So, which musicians has she recommended to Boesel? The Alabama-bred country folk group the Secret Sisters, for one.

“I saw them play at this festival in San Francisco — a bluegrass festival — and they sang with T Bone Burnett and they were great,” she recalled. “I also really like Beach House. I’ve seen them live now twice. It, like, brings tears to my eyes.”

-- Amy Kaufman

Photo: Kirsten Dunst. Credit: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times.