lars von trier kirsten dunstDanish director Lars von Trier was on a roll on Wednesday at the press conference for his new flick 'Melancholia,' which opened at the Cannes Film Festival. Not only did he claim he was a Nazi sympathizer (he later apologized) and tell reporters he wanted to make a hardcore porn with his leading lady Kirsten Dunst, he also threw Dunst under the bus about her battle with depression.

Explaining the dark moods of Dunst's character in 'Melancholia,' von Trier told a room full of reporters, "I would say Kirsten, thank god, has some knowledge of depression. We talked a lot about how things should look and I think she is doing extremely well."

Dunst remained quiet and slunk into her seat. The director looked to her. She nodded slowly.