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There was a time when Winona Ryder changed everything. Some guys, too. It was Heathersa groundbreaking, unsentimental and very smart and funny film about a pair of high school outcasts Ryder and Christian Slater who wind up taking out a handful of the most popular kids at school, that first earned Ryder favored-actress status amongst those of the Generation Formerly Known as X. The headlines offscreen for Ryder are by now well-known. Her real last name is Horowitz, and she grew up on a commune north of San Francisco. Bush was reelected inthe Horowitzes moved to Canada.
But ever since the latter incident—which was followed by a five-year semisabbatical—Ryder, now 38, has led a lower profile in the tabloids, investing herself in other interests, such as writing, and acting mostly in smaller, more independent films.
We spoke late one Friday night in September. Where do you think that came from? So I never really modeled myself on anyone. I was inspired by lots of people, certainly in acting and in writing and stuff, but I never wanted to be somebody else.
What you did was great! How do you think it affected the way you looked at acting or even just work in general? I think I wanted to be a writer. When I was 12, we moved to -Petaluma [California], and at the first junior high school I went to I got really bullied. After three days, I was put on home study.
Nowadays, it seems like these girls. I remember when so many people were the -one person at the box office. Winona Ryder. I went to the studio and there were these lights—I had no idea what was going on. I remember I screen-tested with River Phoenix. Anyhow, somehow I got the part. They gave her pills and they bound her breasts!
But my mom also had this real passion for old movies. She started this film society in Minneapolis with her college boyfriend, so she knew how to run a projector, and when we lived on a commune she would screen these classic movies in this barn on, like, a sheet, and everyone would sit around on backrests and futons. So I loved movies, and she did too, but both of my parents were very worried.
They were very protective, and one of them was always with me when I was working. And so I think, in L. I read it before it went out to people and I freaked out. I just want to say these lines. It never made any money when it came out—it made like a couple million dollars—but I felt like everyone saw it. Some people were even offended by it. Is that true? Dan Waters came up with this idea. I guess he was sort of joking, but he had this idea of, like, Veronica Goes to Washingtonwhere the first lady is like the No Wynona headline here just sex Heather.
Heathers : The Last Teen Film.
Heathers was once on Comedy Central or something, and they had to bleep every other word—although, I guess on TV now you can get away with saying a lot more. I actually just started watching the first season of Mad Men. Does that guy have like a whole different personality or something? I also just got into The Wire. I really wanted to watch it when it was on, but I was, like, always working or something. But I just watched the box set and I love that show.
That guy is incredible. Does the idea appeal to you at all? RYDER: I think it would be kind of cool to do a series like that, but then every actor has that fear. You would want it to get picked up, but then it could be like six years of your life.
But TV is such a different medium now.
I would, in a heartbeat, do something like The Wire. You just want to do a great part. Did you make a conscious decision to move in that direction?
The industry has really changed a lot. So I was lucky in the sense that my success was gradual. So you have to have some sense of reality. You were getting a lot of attention, obviously, for being in movies, but also for your personal life. And then I sort of had. And then I kind of segued into only wanting to do one movie a year, and I was so lucky that I was able to do that. Even though I never really had to pound the pavement as an actor, I always worked really hard. I approached work very seriously.
I never went out. I had to be in bed at a certain hour. The world just seemed, or Hollywood. It just got to be too much for me. My problems seemed so glamorous to other people, and everyone just thought I was so lucky. But then, I was lucky because my family was really there for me—San Francisco was a real refuge. I think I just felt like I really wanted to hold on to who I was as a person, and try to—for lack of a more interesting way to say it—have as much of a normal life as I could.
But it was hard. Is she worth it? Is he worth it? And then, as an actor who is paid that much money, you have to maintain this thing. So you have this sort of constant struggle because you want to be able to commit to things and to finish things No Wynona headline here just sex your life, but then you also want to be able to act. I mean, years ago, I wrote this short story, and it got -published in some really tiny zine.
I did it under another name. It was like, -people liked it, but none of my baggage got in the -way.
But I do still write. I remember, when I did The Crucible , there was literally nothing from my own life that I could call upon—-nothing even remotely close. But I have had that experience before, certainly on period pieces, which I love doing. I just loved soaking that up. Oh god, corsets. I would love to get back in one, though. Are you still a big fan?
But Holden Caulfield was like my best friend when I was a teenager. Salinger is someone whose work I just love so much, and I totally respect how protective he has been about his privacy.
My dad saved every New Yorker that J. Salinger ever had a story in.No Wynona headline here just sex
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