Actress Kirsten Dunst has claimed she has managed to maintain a normal life despite starting her career at the age of 12.

Kirsten Dunst

The 29-year-old shot to fame with "Interview With The Vampire" at the age of 12. "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," quoted Kristen as saying.

"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," she added.