'It was when my son was born that I had this moment of realisation,’ he says, his long, denim-clad legs concertina’d beneath him in a patio chair. The world is precarious and I’m going to make my children as safe as possible – with dough.” And I went about doing that.It was ludicrous, of course, because they were safe.Twenty years later, the star of A Beautiful Mind and The Da Vinci Code still doesn’t seem to know his place.He arrives two minutes late, having called to say he may be delayed ('I have a pathological fear of being late’), without the harem of media managers that invariably accompany big-name actors to interviews here in LA, and his opening gambit is, 'I can tell you right now that I’m not feeling particularly guarded.’ He is derisive – on occasion vitriolic – about the film business, has been married for 10 years to the same woman (the Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Connelly, with whom he has two children: Stellan, nine, and Agnes, 22 months), and claims to have suffered his lowest moment not as an out-of-work actor but at the peak of his success when, in 2003, Master and Commander – the Peter Weir-directed historical naval drama based on Patrick O’Brian’s string of novels – was a global box-office hit, and Bettany could finally afford to be as discerning as he wanted with his career choices. But the pair have been spotted together again this week - and Spider-Man star Dunst says a reunion has always been likely. Following the end of their two year relationship this year, Dunst was rumored to have told friends she found Gyllenhaal boring.
She explains, "I'm supposed to have said some horrible things about him, which is just not true.Dunst achieved fame for her portrayal of Mary Jane Watson in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy (2002–07).Since then, her films have included the romantic comedy Wimbledon (2004), the science fiction romantic comedy-drama Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) and Cameron Crowe's romantic tragicomedy Elizabethtown (2005).Until now it has been that way for Kirsten Dunst, the pretty, precocious blonde who became the envy of every teenage girl when she beat 5,000 other hopefuls for the role of Claudia, the seductive little bloodsucker in Interview With the Vampire with Cruise and Brad Pitt and went on to play Spider-Man's girlfriend Mary Jane Watson in the hugely successful Spider-Man films.Fortunately for her she has grown into one of the brightest and most intelligent of Hollywood's young actors. » Kirsten Dunst has rubbished reports her break up from Jake Gyllenhaal was acrimonious - insisting the pair both still regard it a temporary split.