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Winona Ryder Covers 'Interview' Magazine May 2013

Winona Ryder Covers 'Interview' Magazine May 2013

Winona Ryder strikes a fierce pose on the cover of Interview magazine’s May 2013 issue, on newsstands May 14.

Here’s what the 41-year-old Iceman actress had the share with the mag:

On her early career: “Looking back – and this is all in retrospect – I did have a lot of success and a lot of great opportunities earlier in my career. But I did also have this thing that was sort of happening in my late twenties where, whether it was because of how I looked or because I started so young, even though I was the right age for things, people didn’t think that I was old enough.”

On her arrest for shoplifting in 2001: “I was starting to have some trouble before that. I think a lot of people think that that is what sort of sent me off in another direction, but I was actually starting to have some trouble a few years before. And then there were also a couple of movies that I was going to do, that were all set up, and then, at the last minute, they fell apart… And with what happened . . . I was living up in San Francisco and I really needed the time off, which ended up being a couple of years. In a weird way, it was almost like the best thing that could have happened because I’d never asked myself the question before of, ‘Is it okay if I’m not going to act? Is there anything else?’ because that was all that I really knew.”

On her comeback: “I have to admit, though, that every time I hear ‘comeback, blah, blah, blah,’ it’s kind of hard for me. I’m not trying to be super-sensitive at all, but there is a little bit of defensiveness because I do feel like I have contributed. Even if I’d just made Beetlejuice and Heathers, I put in work.”

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  • rafa

    She looks great!!!

  • Sophia

    Winona is a great actress, that’s all that should matter. She has contributed more than many others have ever done or will ever do.

  • Cate

    I like that she is honest about her career and her issues. A lot of people think it was just the shoplifting but she was having serious drug problems and had become very unreliable and developed a bad rep in Hollywood. She was hanging out with that trainwreck Courtney Love for goodness sake! Getting caught was the best thing that happened to her as she was forced to get help and get clean and step away from the Hollywood craziness. She seems to be in a much healthier place mentally now.

    She still looks great and she is correct she was part of some classic movies in the 80s and 90s. Some people work for decades and never star in as many memorable films as Winona did at her peak.

  • BloodbuzzOhio

    It would be great if a director that she once worked with would cast her again in a lead role. I’m thinking Scorsese or Jarmusch. It’s strange that everyone is rooting for Noni EXCEPT for Hollywood. Why is it so hard for them to put her in a lead role? Why do former male hellraisers like Robert Downey Jr. get away with it? Such double standards.

  • unknown

    She is an icon…. to a generation… dracula… heathers, roxy carmicheal, lucas… she was a child prodigy… no doubt… just a beacon… edward scissorhands, she had this vulnerability… and she should get her oscar… really great actress….

  • men vs women or is it jewish

    because rdj has jewish connections
    he is in the power cell

  • men vs women or is it jewish

    it would be helpful that more women were behind the camera doing cinematography and doing the scriptwriting for a change….its all cartoon characters superhero stuff with these guys.
    women have stories to tell too but they either aren’t getting noticed or they aren’t stepping up or the men and the jews are locking them out with their agenda holding women down by not training them not letting women shadow them. things like that. just as there is a crisis in the math and science arena as far as women go, the same thing holds in the movie industry. women being employed in the sidelines is not enough in the movie industry. they have to take charge just like they are trying to do in politics.

  • But wait….

    @men vs women or is it jewish: Isn’t Winona jewish too?

  • men vs women or is it jewish

    i’m not sure if she is, but if she is, i know for a fact she is not in the power cell.

  • Le

    She looks gorgeous!!
    Hope she comes back for good, and get to do great films again, I LOVE Girl, Interrupted.

  • V

    Let’s not forget she also battled depression and panic attacks and has been very honest about it. Happy that she is in a better place and seems more calm and healthy now. I hope Hollywood gives her better roles now. She is extremely talented and deserves so much success. Love you Winona! Can’t wait to see The Iceman.

  • men vs women or is it jewish

    the guys who are in the power cell are not necessarily high quality individuals… she might be too nice for them.
    however, i know outside of the movie industry guys have the hots for her. she’s not going to do anything kinky or sexual on film. and they still have the hots for her.

  • Liz

    I hope Tim Burton casts her in a lead role again. As much as I like Helena Bonham Carter, it’s time for something new and I think Winona and Burton make a prefect team. Add Johnny Depp and I would be in cinema heaven!

  • ana

    Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous…….

  • nutcracker

    the press has that job of putting words into our mouths and our heads. Having to say ‘comeback’ is rubbish and we have to put up with so-called actresses who are known for their tabloid stories, bodies and pretty faces. Along with Kirsten Dunst, she manages to put her personal life outside of the limelight and talks about it in a direct manner without trying to look best for PR. Her films have made her more credible than starlets these days. She is a true artist who cares more about her craft and film than most women who care about airing their dirty laundry and “talents” (or lack of) in public. She’s also in The Crucible, Edward Scissorhands and Dracula.

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  • Stephanie

    Does anyone love Reality Bites as much as I do? I first saw it when it came out, I was in junior high school. After I graduated college I watched it again and I loved it more! Some of the best lines are in that movie.

  • Juana

    I can’t believe this woman is 41. She looks almost the same than when she first started out.
    She’s a great actress and I wish people would just focus on that.

  • Name

    I agree this woman deserves like RDJ has now. This woman is a great actress and she was a huge part of my childhood. I loved all her movies.

  • Elizabeth

    She is an icon! Classy and beautiful. Reality Bites is so good! Loved her in Dracula and Heathers and I agree I hope she works with Tim Burton again. Johnny Depp and Winona are my all time favorite couple.

  • Quinn

    She‘s so gorgeous!Do hope that the directors that she’s worked with would cast her again cuz she’s such a great actress…….I think she deserves more than what she’s achieved now,it’s just a bit sad.

  • acg

    i like her. I mean i don’t agree with her stealing or me stealing or anyone else, but still she’s a good actor

  • Jenny

    I love her and I really wish she had comeback. She was the Jennifer Lawrence of her generation. Such a great actress.

  • Paulie

    It’s time for her comeback.

  • Faith

    Winona Forever! Been a fan since Lucas…. She looks gorgeous!

  • Courty101

    let’s talk about some Lego Ego . . you and me . . you mean the world to me / / you and me you mean the world to me / / 2390 Moore Cookie Goth Corner AAAHHH. well uhm who is that man doing this / /

  • Courty101

    alright Courty wrap it up . . Grandma from ****st “DA KKAAPPAASSAA ! ! !” *good photos*

  • Courty101

    ***feel . . the heat . . *** age 24 late Febuary Shadows . . of my Father . . Stallone’s here also Courty that ***mic captured it Dirty on the Cross . . this is LEE ISSUE ELTON JOHN WITH HIS SMOKES 24.7 LIFE AND ETERNAL . . ***NDO HERES DA ROME ANY ISSUE ! ! !

    *BullDog,I heard that sh*t! the Funk! Golden!* DIN DAA DAA DIDIDIDI* this is competition GONE PHILL THE GYM DORK!

  • Courty101

    ***RING’S OVER RING’S*** hit 42873-112 lol! let me talk to Greg it’s Chris . . “lol!” ohh yea . . will back this up to **them . .** are your fine . . im a photographer . . I know you . . really from where? remember way back with my friend Craig Frances we were in his car we headed on down to N.W. 79th Street “you had the Camera” lol! and you took some clips of this Crack Whore with those sexy Eyes . . ahhh.,hard time . . “now ill shoot you,I know your look . . I liked you young . . uhm show me your **ck “that’s what she said” hot! and sey! that hard! Stallone one the Cross! HOTT! AND HARD! AAAHHH.

  • Courty101

    Ohh my God! where naked “your a Girl” I wanted to surprise,remember at Grandad’s lol!” these are AMAZING! ohh Winona . . do not worry allt hose Dishes back then are fine! and those photos like back then are just fine and always wripe ahhh. time for some black *DIDITITIDIDIII*

  • Courty101

    ALL RAIN ! ! !

  • Courty101

    “2930 Moore” go ahead it’s Sean Comb’s . . Brazil and uhm Brazil Gallery uhmm we have Prince all over it man “hey : cold nails ‘ ‘,very exclusive set like Market “Beau’s here man” if it’s this one black etc. with those Historys I mean I really do not know what to say and yes good other nails with lol! im Crying over you . . Crying over you . . *uhm there was another set at *****c’s witht he Cross on Dirty Women **ck! uhmm DIDIDIIII ahhh. that Geffen set,you know you looked very very good at age 24 with the Fregmo “YES Male” I like the Brazil Gallery that Geffen stuff is Galley or Studio “ALL AQUIRED” now uhm just stick with like it going to Frances with History lines “any Brazil so so tough to get so ripped the back lol!” “like uhm Queens getting striked tot he left side and to the right IT WASN’T THE MARKET IT’S THE WAY IT IS!” yea uhm History with Eras like uhm Gay in France stick with that they have your Golden . . ahhh. black . .

  • Courty101

    hey ; : : it might be him “Greg” “uhm N.W. 79th Street that place is AMAZING!” ohh uhm these Eyes . . these Eyes . . sick! and rich! “UHM”

  • Courty101

    Jeffrey . .,always for now . . always for now . . “also uhm weights and nice : : I use to sing,so what’s your name ? ?”

  • Courty101

    she wants to hear about Paciago more “you know all Crack all onces all Life,you know how he sounds” Broken Wing’s 1 2 3 . .

  • Courty101

    ALL GRABBED EVIL MELT KITTY MEOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Courty101

    no further Questions . . . ahhh. RockMEN!!!!!!!