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Ryder: It’s always challenging if you’re playing someone that existed because you can’t just create someone out of your imagination and you often feel a sense of responsibility. My experiences in the past have been that I’ve had the [blessing of the person I’ve played] or it was more of a love letter, so I’ve never been in a situation where I’ve… I’ve never really done a crime movie genre before… I’ve never played a person before where it’s ambiguous of what she did or didn’t know and perhaps was in denial.
It’s been a long time since we’ve seen you in this movies. Do you feel welcome back in Hollywood?
A: I don’t know. I’ve been asked that question a bit in Venice, and I don’t know if I’m developing a bit of a complex because I don’t know if you’re saying “We missed you” or “What are you doing here, you’re not really relevant.” For me, I started very young, and when you receive a lot of blessings and success when I did, I was sort of constantly couldn’t believe I was doing this back in my 20s, and I went through a time where I realized how important it was to have a life outside of it. At the end of the day you come home, and [you’re] waiting to wrap something, and you’re trying to find… it’s a cycle.
It’s equally important for me to be a friend to my friends, sister and daughter, be a good person and have a life I can feel good about it. I feel like I need to take some time to do that. Also, actors are very blessed, but when you go through your adolescence doing it, there is a lot of pressure, and you go through this weird age.”
“I’m psyched to be 40, and I’m psyched to get older, because I think you become more of yourself. It’s not the size of the roles, it’s usually the roles that’re more interesting.”
I don’t know â€“ if I was younger and was just starting out now [with the information on the Internet] I don’t think I’d become an actress.
The Upcoming has published an interview with “The Iceman” cast at Venice festival. Here’s the highlights:
How was working on this movie and with these actors?
Working with Michael is very much â€œyou donâ€™t know whatâ€™s gonna happenâ€. So amazing and spontaneous. A sort of explosion you are not prepared for, how he grabs you. He is completely present. Quite wonderful and generous.
Winona, what did you like of this character? How are you choosing roles at this point of your career?
I was drawn to this story, itâ€™s a compelling and different type of role for me to play. I sort of had to approach it in a very different way than I usually approach roles. I could not do any research on the character that I played because everything that was available was involved with very graphic descriptions of his crimes, my character was very much in denial or unaware of what happened. Continue reading