I just found out this Winona interview promoting Black Swan. Check it out:
Back in the late ’80s and early ’90s, Winona Ryder won audience’s hearts for being quirky and dark, with films like 1988’s ‘Beetlejuice’ and 1990’s ‘Edward Scissorhands’ (both helmed by Tim Burton) and, my personal favorite, 1989’s ‘Heathers.’ She made her mark as the first “manic pixie dream girl” — sure, she’s slightly different, but you can’t help but fall in love with her.
Ryder’s expressive, big eyes and penchant for sad, relatable characters made her super lovable. As the young emo-goth Lydia Deetz in ‘Beetlejuice,’ one of her first roles, she gained stand-out praise alongside established actors Michael Keaton and Alec Baldwin.
Her follow-up, as Veronica Sawyer, in the super-dark high school satire ‘Heathers,’ solidified her place as a movie star.
In 1994, Ryder won a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress and an Academy Award nomination for her role in ‘The Age of Innocence.’ She was nominated again for the Best Actress Oscar in 1995 for ‘Little Women.’ Then she showed real chops in 1999’s ‘Girl, Interrupted,’ holding her own against Angelina Jolie’s tour-de-force performance and really making an impact on audiences. In 2000, Ryder was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Your new film, The Dilemma, is your first comedy since Mr Deeds with Adam Sandler back in 2002.
Yeah, although it’s very different from that. There have been some dark comedies here and there, but this is one of those movies – it’s very funny, anything with Vince Vaughn is very funny – but also it poses a question that everybody at some point in their lives gets asked, which is: if you knew your best friend’s significant other was cheating on them, would you tell?
It’s not called The Dilemma for nothing. And you play a key role.
I’m the one having the affair. (Vince) is the one who catches me. My husband (played by Kevin James) is his best friend and he goes through this whole thing of ‘Should I tell or shouldn’t I?’ It’s very comic but there’s also a lot of heartbreak because … well, the film has a lot of heart in it.
It took six years off, presumable prescription drug treatment, and a lot of community service for Winona Ryder to make it back. And it’s a testament to the enduring appeal of her early work that three appropriately quirky supporting partsâ€”as Commander Spock’s artificially-aged mother in Star Trek, as a deranged ballerina in Black Swan, and as Kevin James’ cheating wife upgrading to Channing Tatum in The Dilemma, in theaters on Fridayâ€”was all it took to resurrect a certain kind of American’s crush on Ryder, for GQ to declare as Johnny Depp once did, that it’s Winona Forever all over again.
Sorry for taking so long in uploading those. Finally I added the video and HD screencaptures of Winona last night at Jimmy Fallon’s show. It was a very lovely interview, and Winona looks beautiful!
It was nothing but funny her fear of internet…
Googling is very terrifying to me because I have this fear that Iâ€™m going to be trying to find out what movie is playing at what theater and then Iâ€™m going to suddenly be a member of Al Queda.