Kirsten Dunst Has Baby Fever: 'It's Time to Have Babies and Chill'

Kirsten Dunst opened up about wanting to become a mother after a lifetime of not being "one of those 'I need a baby!' people."

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After years and years of working in Hollywood, Kirsten Dunst is ready to take on her greatest role yet: She wants to become a mama. The actress opened up about it in a recent interview—and her sentiments will ring true for many women out there.

More and more women are in similar positions to Kirsten: They're working hard and focused on their careers, and they don't necessarily feel the need to experience motherhood in their twenties or early thirties. But Kirsten, who is 35, developed a case of "baby fever," and feels ready to become a mom herself.

“I’m at a stage in my life where I’m like, I’ve been working since I was three. It’s time to have babies and chill,” the actress told Marie Claire U.K. “I wasn’t one of those ‘I need a baby!’ people until my goddaughter was born. I love her so much...That love is just like… you can’t experience that unless you have a kid."

There are plenty of people out there who will tell ya: That baby fever can strike at any time (or any age—it's 2017, we can have kids whenever we feel ready for it!), and once it does, it can be pretty intense...even if you were never someone who dreamed of nursery decor or brainstormed baby names.

Kirsten is engaged to partner Jesse Plemons—and who knows? Maybe the two have both a child and a wedding in their future plans. 

Can you relate to what Kirsten has to say about wanting children? Was there one specific thing (or person!) that brought on a case of baby fever for you?