The Blondie frontwoman backed the actress after bloggers reportedly criticised the choice of Dunst for the role.
“I’ve met with [Dunst] a couple of times and hung out with her socially. She’s just a sweetie,” Harry told Spinner.
She added that she believes that Dunst is capable of handling the role, saying: “She’s probably capable of a lot of things she hasn’t been asked to do yet, and doing something that’s sort of left of centre would be great for her.”
The Michael Gondry-directed film is currently in pre-production.
Meanwhile, Harry is about to embark on a solo US tour in support of ‘Necessary Evil’ – her first solo album in 14 years.
–By our Los Angeles staff.