Winona Ryder and I are sitting side by side in silence on a sofa in the bar of Chateau Marmont, holding our palms upturned and outstretched.
“You see,” she says with a smile. “It frees you up, doesn’t it? Everything sort of comes to the surface.”
The star of Heathers, Girl Interrupted and Black Swan – an actress who has been reductively if accurately described as “the poster girl for the 1990s” – has been telling me about “this weird thing I do if I have to get emotional in a film. It always works.” She doesn’t just want me to take her word for it; she wants me to try it. Which I do because this is Los Angeles and nobody would bat an eyelid if you were to assume the lotus pose in the middle of a bar and start chanting, “Om shanti, shanti.” But also, simply, because Ryder wants me do it.
Something about the actress draws you in from the outset, making you want to befriend and protect her – both uncomfortable sensations for an interviewer. She talks in open-ended sentences, dipping in and out of whispers and veering off on tangents.
As announced, Winona is covering Red magazine, and the issue is already available on your local newstands and/or for digital purchase. I got my own copy and now you can find digital scans added to the gallery:
Winona is covering the April issue of Red magazine, that will be available next Tuesday, 4th March. Check the behind-the-scenes video and also some pretty pictures in our gallery:
I uploaded digital scans of V Magazine, which has more pictures than posted by V Mag website. Check it:
To promote the release of Homefront, Winona is cover of V Magazine in an AMAZING shoot by Mario Testino. You can find previews up in the gallery, and the article as well under the cut:
YOU DON’T EVEN KNOW WINONA
“Beetlejuice, Tim Burton, my first relationship, the air-quotes ‘incident’ that happened, and then the couple of awkward years of ‘comeback, question mark?’”
Winona Ryder, star of more than 50 films, is laughing while reciting the usual topics brought up on interview junkets. “It’s no fault of the press, they only have a few minutes with each person. But it’s like, Does everybody have AMNESIA?!” She delivers this last sentence with a shrill Midwestern accent, because she’s quoting Kathy Bates in Misery. Conversations with Winona come peppered with major movie moments such as this—a habit both endearing and dangerous, should any reporter unschooled in film trivia fail to notice she’s merely being playful. Here’s another:
“In one way, it’s not offensive at all. But it’s like, the word ‘comeback’ makes you feel like you’re standing in line for another chance, like in Oliver when he steps up and says ‘Please sir, can I have some more?’ ‘MORE?!’”
Got a nice surprise on my email today. Our french friend Cecile got hands in a copy of Citizen K magazine and scanned it for us, with the article in English! You can see the previews below, and go to our gallery for full images:
Thanks, once again, Cecile!