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Kirsten Dunst Says She and Husband Jesse Plemons 'Immediately Felt Safe' and 'Free' When They Met

Dunst and Plemons first met on the set of 'Fargo' in 2015, and began dating about a year and a half later

<p>VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty</p> Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons at the Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala in Palm Springs, California, on Jan. 4, 2024

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Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons at the Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala in Palm Springs, California, on Jan. 4, 2024

The connection between Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons was instant.

In a recent cover profile for Texas Monthly highlighting Plemons, 35, Dunst recalled first meeting her now-husband on the set of FX's Fargo series almost a decade ago.

“Immediately I felt safe, and he did too,” said the actress, 41. “And free.”

Dunst also referred to her husband as "one of the kindest humans I’ve ever met" during the couple's chat with the magazine.

“I think that sensitivity makes him very astute when it comes to other people," she added.

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The couple first met when they played a married couple on season 2 of Fargo in 2015, though their romantic relationship didn't develop until about a year and a half later.

And Plemons and Dunst's onscreen collaboration didn't stop at Fargo. They were later both nominated for Academy Awards in the Best Supporting Actress and Actor categories, respectively, for their roles in 2021's The Power of the Dog.

They will also star together in the upcoming movie Civil War, which follows a group of people in a "race to the White House in a near-future America balanced on the razor’s edge."

The cast of the latter project also includes Wagner MouraStephen McKinley HendersonCailee Spaeny and Nick Offerman.

<p>Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP</p> Kirsten Dunst and Jesses Plemons at the 96th Academy Awards in Los Angeles on March 10, 2024

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Kirsten Dunst and Jesses Plemons at the 96th Academy Awards in Los Angeles on March 10, 2024

Related: Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons' Relationship Timeline

Dunst's breakout role was in Interview with the Vampire when she was 11, while Plemons got his acting start in a Coke commercial when he was 2.

In a 2020 interview with The New York Times, Dunst said they bonded over being former child stars: "We laugh about the fact that we were two child actors, and we both made it out okay."

About working with Dunst for the first time, Plemons added, "I knew that she would be in my life for a long time."

After getting engaged in 2017, Dunst and Plemons welcomed two sons together: Ennis, now 5½, and James, who turns 3 this year. PEOPLE confirmed that the duo had wed in July 2022.

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