Winona Ryder gushes about her love for Keri Russell on her favorite TV show, ‘The Americans’ in the latest installment of Screen Tests. As we get ready for ‘Stranger Things 2’ on Netflix, the actress who plays Joyce Byers on the show talks about her first kiss, her time on the skateboarding team, and her mastery of the yo-yo.
Our gallery was updated with digital scans of Marie Claire UK, that features Winona as part of the Stranger Things season 2 promotion. The photoshoot, alongside the interview, has been added a few days ago.
The Guardian has published an article with some insights of Winona’s career and, as the article stated, why Hollywood wouldn’t let her grown up.
Words by Soraya Roberts
Winona Ryder first became a mother on film when she was 36. In 2007, she was hired by Star Trek reboot director JJ Abrams to play Spock’s mum. It was a cameo and only a handful of lines – basically amounting to her being a proud mother – before she fell off a cliff. Abrams had chosen Ryder as an homage to Richard Donner’s Superman, in which the supporting roles were also filled with known faces. “I thought it would be great to have an actress who people would recognise,” Abrams said at the time. And they did, only this was an actress they recognised for her adolescence, not her adulthood.
Now aged 45, icon of youth or not, Ryder is an undeniable adult and adulthood for women means motherhood. She has played a mother three more times on screen and each time it has been a variation on an age-old Hollywood theme.
Before this era of her working life the last major starring role of Ryder’s film career was Girl, Interrupted in 1999, when she was 28 playing 18. “I went from weirdo teenager to pixie waif to them not knowing what the hell to do with me,” she told the New York Times last year. Part of it was her advancing age – Hollywood had locked her in as an ingenue, but she was no longer young enough to play one – though it was also the public’s perception of her that had changed.
Back in 2016 Winona attended the PEN Center Literary Awards Festival in Beverly Hills honoring the ‘The House of Spirits’ author Isabel Allende. Winona was chosen to present Allende with the Lifetime Achievement Award. I got access to some additional images from the event, as well some pretty portraits taken during the occasion. You can find it in our gallery, now.
The December issue of SFX magazine bring us Stranger Things on cover, plus 8 pages inside, in ahead of the second season that’s about to start. You can find digital scans in our gallery:
It was Friday the 13th, and Netflix appropriately dropped the final trailer for the much antecipated second season of Stranger Things, that’s being released next Oct. 27.
The Stranger Things follow up—which might just be the most hyped series of the year—is set one year after the first season, in the fall of 1984, when dark supernatural forces again descend on the town of Hawkins. While the previous trailer was fun and “Thriller”-heavy, playing up the show’s ’80s aesthetic, this trailer takes on more dramatic, urgent tone, one that will raise your heartrate by several beats per minute. The monsters are bigger, the kids are more intense, while Joyce is more frantic than ever. Who can blame her? Will, severely changed by his time in the Upside Down, has seen a shadow in the sky, and doesn’t seem to be holding up so well.
“These are not nightmares,” Hopper tells Joyce. “It’s happening. And it all leads back to here.”
Watch the trailer: