To use the words of Kirsten DunstJersey has Jersey’s back.

The Cut published an interview featuring the author in a recently released interview. Power of the DogThe actress remembered the unique way she was treated by her Interview with the vampire co-star, Tom Cruise, helped her land the breakout role. Her and the Oscar nominee were from New Jersey, she stated. “And we did a screen test in which he was required to grab each of the little girls.”

Cruise’s words of wisdom might have been helpful for Dunst who was 12 when the film came out. She explained that she was the tallest and Cruise was like “Tuck your legs in,” so I was very small in his arms. He was just trying to help me since. Neil JordanDirector Tom wanted to check out how the girls looked at Tom’s pick up. They wanted their character to be a little doll-like, like a small girl.

She quipped, “Jersey got Jersey’s back.” Dunst was raised in Point Pleasant in New Jersey. Cruise was born and raised in New York. Cruise graduated from Glenn Ridge High School in New Jersey.

Both actors are well-known and have been making a big splash in Hollywood. Dunst was nominated for the first of her three Golden Globes nominations.