Back in 2016 Winona attended the PEN Center Literary Awards Festival in Beverly Hills honoring the ‘The House of Spirits’ author Isabel Allende. Winona was chosen to present Allende with the Lifetime Achievement Award. I got access to some additional images from the event, as well some pretty portraits taken during the occasion. You can find it in our gallery, now.
The December issue of SFX magazine bring us Stranger Things on cover, plus 8 pages inside, in ahead of the second season that’s about to start. You can find digital scans in our gallery:
It was Friday the 13th, and Netflix appropriately dropped the final trailer for the much antecipated second season of Stranger Things, that’s being released next Oct. 27.
The Stranger Things follow up—which might just be the most hyped series of the year—is set one year after the first season, in the fall of 1984, when dark supernatural forces again descend on the town of Hawkins. While the previous trailer was fun and “Thriller”-heavy, playing up the show’s ’80s aesthetic, this trailer takes on more dramatic, urgent tone, one that will raise your heartrate by several beats per minute. The monsters are bigger, the kids are more intense, while Joyce is more frantic than ever. Who can blame her? Will, severely changed by his time in the Upside Down, has seen a shadow in the sky, and doesn’t seem to be holding up so well.
“These are not nightmares,” Hopper tells Joyce. “It’s happening. And it all leads back to here.”
Watch the trailer:
Back in 2003 Winona gave her voice to “The Day My God Died“, a documentary telling the stories of young girls whose lives have been shattered by the child sex slave trade. Now, she’s once again narrating “It Tolls For Thee“, the story of Mary Elmes, an Irishwoman who fled Franco’s forces in civil war-torn Spain, risked her life to save Jewish prisoners from the gas chambers and was jailed by the Nazis. Mary Elmes has become the first Irish person to be honoured as “Righteous Among the Nations” by Yad Vashem, Israel’s official memorial to Jewish victims of the Holocaust.
According to The Times, the film started to be screened in Dublin this past weekend.
Through an intriguing conspiracy of circumstance and courage, Irishwoman Mary Elmes found herself centre stage in two of the major theatres of warfare in the twentieth century. During the civil war in Spain, Mary Elmes took the children away from the bombs raining down from German and Italian bombers. Yet within a few years the world was plunged into an even greater conflict and the first industrial scale attempt to eradicate an entire people had begun. Once more, ‘doing nothing’ was not an option for Mary.
Narrated by Winona Ryder and featuring a wealth of personal archive as well as contributions from those who were spared the death camps because of Mary Elmes, this is a story of unadulterated goodness set in a world of seemingly all-consuming darkness.
Empire – It’s October – which means this month we’re headed back into the Upside Down, for another dose of Stranger Things. Season 2 of the hit Netflix sci-fi show arrives on 27 October – and in the new issue of Empire, on sale Thursday, we have eight pages of coverage direct from Hawkins, Indiana. Among our exclusives: the below never-before-seen image of Joyce Byers (Winona Ryder), visiting her son Will (Noah Schnapp) in hospital. They’re joined by new character Bob Newby, played by bona fide Goonie Sean Astin. Take a look – and click to embiggen.
Winona is featured on November issue of Marie Claire UK, with an amazing interview by Helena De Bertonado and a breathtaking photoshoot by Camilla Armbrust. Check it:
She’s the star of a Netflix phenomenon and she doesn’t even use social media, but when you’re as iconic as Winona Ryder, you live by your own rules. Here, the Stranger Things actress talks to Helena De Bertonado about settling down, recycling clothes and being the ultimate Hollywood rebel
Winona Ryder has only just started talking when we are interrupted by the seductively rasping voice of Leonard Cohen: ‘If you want a partner, take my hand…’ It’s the ringtone of her phone, set to ‘I’m Your Man’, the title track of Cohen’s legendary 1988 album. She giggles as she pulls it out of her jumbled bag to turn it off. On her phone case is an image of Patti Smith, whose music provided the soundtrack to much of Ryder’s adolescence.
Spending time with Ryder is like being in a time warp. The 80s – when she starred in a succession of cult movies, including Beetlejuice and Heathers – was her decade, even though she was only a teenager. When the late Terry Wogan interviewed her in 1991 – then 19 and engaged to her Edward Scissorhands’ co-star Johnny Depp – he introduced her as ‘the most exciting young actress in America today’.