Kirsten Dunst Prepared For Her 'Fargo' Role By Pigging Out, Watching 'Friday Night Lights' and Loving It

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Kirsten Dunst lived out everyone's dream of being lazy and eating like a pig, all the while getting paid to do so.

For her role on the FX series Fargo, the 33-year-old actress was required to pack on the pounds and so she did.

In an interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Monday, Kirsten Dunst dished about how she had to gain weight to play her character. There have been other actors and actresses who have gone down this road in the past and many of them have complained about the process. However, Dunst says it was as great as many of us imagine.

"Well, listen, I was in Calgary and it was cold. And so I ordered in a lot of pizza, grilled cheeseI just had different cheeses and breads together," she said, laughing. "And now I'm like, 'Yeah! I gained weight for this role,' but really I just sat in my bed, watched Friday Night Lights and ate. That's what I did."

Friday Night Lights is an obvious choice considering her husband and Fargo co-star, Jesse Plemons, is an alum of the show. She told Kimmel she always gets the behind-the-scenes scoop.

"I learned real juice. Like who was dating whoshocking couples!" she exclaimed, teasing the audience. "Like I can't even say. It would be so fun to gossip about it but we can't!"

In Fargo, Dunst portrays a sociopathic Midwestern beautician married to an unassuming butcher's assistant named Ed, played by Plemons.

The actress had nothing but praise for Fargo.

"It's nice to promote something and not have to lie about it," Kristen Dunst said, insinuating there's definitely been roles she wasn't as excited about.

So would you enjoy being lazy and pigging out the whole live-long day?

Pam Wright