Last night Winona was guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live, still promoting Stranger Things that was just renewed for its second season.
While talking about her pre-acting jobs, she talked about babysitting Tom Waits kids. Unknowingly.
When I was about 14, I went with my friend to babysit these kids and I didn’t know whose kids they were. And they were wonderful, they were little. And in walks Tom Waits, who is like my hero. They were Tom Waits’ kids. I remember he was doing a play at the time and he didn’t have the 20 bucks and so he gave me a T-shirt from Franks Wild Years … and I was thrilled, and literally I couldn’t speak.
Another month, another magazine cover. I bet you’re enjoying this! 😉
Winona is featuring the September issue cover of Nylon magazine, and I just got my digital issue. You can find scans added in our gallery. Enjoy it!
The fall issue of Porter magazine arrived today on stands and digital devices, and it brings a great interview with Winona.
For the first time she spoke about the shoplifting episode: “Psychologically, I must have been at a place where I just wanted to stop”
I won’t get into what happened, but it wasn’t what people think. And it wasn’t like the crime of the century! But it allowed me time that I really needed, where I went back to San Francisco and got back into things that… I just had other interests, frankly.
She also talked about ‘disappearing’ from acting – which we know it never happened.
A lot of people had the perception that I just disappeared in the 2000s. And I did, but only from that world. I appeared elsewhere, I promise you. I was transformed into doing stuff I really wanted to do – it was a great awakening. It just wasn’t in the public eye.
Check the interview in the digital scans added in our gallery. The full interview will be transcripted to our library archive asap.