London: Hollywood actress Kirsten Dunst says she has managed to maintain a normal life despite starting her career at the age of 12.
The 29-year-old, who first shot to fame in `Interview With The Vampire`, has suffered from issues in the past but she insists she wouldn`t change her upbringing despite staying in the limelight, reported Contactmusic.
"My parents did a really good job with me. I was a very extrovert kid and it felt normal to me to act. I`ve never been a prima donna so I never had problems. I always went to regular schools. I always had my seat at the cafeteria when I came back from acting and I never felt like an alien in my life because of what I did.
"My mum wasn`t my manager but she was always with me on set.
She would bring the pasta machine and make home-made pasta wherever we went. My mum was way more laid back than my dad, so I had a good balance," Dunst said.