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Winona covers Interview magazine in “The Queens of Cool” issue

Winona is The Beloved, in the current issue of Interview magazine, along actresses Saoirse Ronan, Jodie Foster and Charlotte Gainsbourg. We have updated our gallery with images from the photoshoot, and you can read the article below.

It’s hard to talk about Winona Ryder without at least acknowledging the mythos that surrounded her as she came to define a certain authentic cool in the early ’90s. Doe-eyed and dark-haired, Ryder appeared, for young people who identified outside the mainstream, to be a kindred spirit. She entered pop consciousness in late ’80s as a cult-movie ingénue of sorts, first as the goth pixie Lydia Deetz in Tim Burton’s absurdist Beetlejuice (1988), and then as Veronica, a too-smart recruit to the mean-girls clique, in the dark revenge comedy Heathers (1989). Soon after, she established her indie cred in Jim Jarmusch’s Night on Earth (1991) and embodied the Gen X zeitgeist in Ben Stiller’s Reality Bites (1994), in effect, becoming an icon of quirky angst, and in the process, revealing herself to be one of the most precociously talented actresses of her generation.

Growing up in San Francisco and, for four years, in a commune in Northern California, Ryder fell in love with film watching the greats: Bette Davis, Gena Rowlands, Ruth Gordon, and Audrey Hepburn. And, now 44, she’s built her own body of work by making shrewd choices those actresses would approve of, including last year playing a tough city councilwoman in David Simon’s HBO mini­series Show Me a Hero. Ryder will next star in the Netflix supernatural-thriller series Stranger Things, as well as the spring beauty campaign for her longtime friend, the designer Marc Jacobs.

In February, Ryder met with her friend, fellow actress and Rookie editor-in-chief Tavi Gevinson to talk about film and favorite actresses. Gevinson, who will appear, beginning this month, in the Broadway production of The Crucible, where she plays Mary Warren, came prepared, and the two dived in.

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Netflix Sets Premieres for “Stranger Things”

Netflix Sets Premieres for “Stranger Things”

Last Monday (18) Netflix took part on TCA’16 Panel and unveiled some release dates for new original series, including Stranger Things. The eight-part thriller / mystery miniseries starring Winona Ryder will debuts on July 15.

Overview: A love letter to the ’80s classics that captivated a? ?generation, Stranger Things is set in 1983 Indiana, where a young boy vanishes into thin air. As friends, family and local police search for answers, they are drawn into an extraordinary mystery involving top-secret government experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one very strange little girl.

Winona Ryder stars with David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton and Matthew Modine. Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer are writing, directing and showrunning the series, and will serve as exec producers with Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen.

Categories Experimenter

“Experimenter” Screencaptures

Our gallery was updated with screencaptures of Winona’s latest work, Experimenter, that was released on DVD, Blu-Ray and Digital last January 5. The film, directed by Michael Almereyda, stars Peter Saarsgard as the social psychologist Stanley Milgram, which in 1961 conducted the “obedience experiments” at Yale University. The experiments observed the responses of ordinary people asked to send harmful electrical shocks to a stranger. Despite pleadings from the person they were shocking, 65 percent of subjects obeyed commands from a lab-coated authority figure to deliver potentially fatal currents. Winona plays Sasha Menkin Milgram, his wife.
Winona promoted the film on Sundance Festival, on San Francisco Festival and on New York Film Festival, before being released in October. Experimenter was high rated at Rotten Tomatoes score with 88% Fresh.