Kirsten Dunst was prompted to buy a hybrid car after becoming an unlikely poster girl for environmental groups.

The actress admits she felt silly speaking out on environmental issues and then driving away in a fuel-guzzling sports utility vehicle.

She says, "I am always being asked to do things for environmental groups. I go, 'Yeah, I'd love to, but I drive an SUV.'

"So I thought I should get my act together. I can't be a hypocrite. There are too many actors who are. They roll away in their Hummers (large SUVs) as they're saying, '(American President GEORGE W) Bush is destroying the environment! Fill 'er up!'"

07/09/2004 02:41