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Do NOT Call Winona Ryder GRUNGE.


Winona Ryder, ever the perfect 90’s cover girl…

The actor covers Nylon magazine this month, and tries to get some things straight: while she IS grunge, she was NEVER goth. Ok? She listened to Judy Garland and don’t forget it. Now, I’m happy Wino forever is having a resurgence, but also, it’s a COMPLIMENT to be considered goth or grunge, in the age of Taylor Swift or posers like Kristen Stewart. EMBRACE IT, WINO. You can read the full piece here. Some highlights:

How she got through her tough times: “You just do. In the scheme of things, there are much bigger problems to worry about.”

When asked how she feels about being a goth icon: “I feel kind of proud, I guess, but I can’t take full credit,” she says. She cites The Cure’s Robert Smith, but that’s music; she was the queen purveyor of ’90s goth vibes in film…“It’s flattering to me. It was a long time ago, but I’ve always felt sort of attached to that time. I was just listening to [The Cure’s] ‘Pictures of You’ because I have these old mixtapes that I don’t know what to do with—I’m like, ‘How do I transfer them?’ I still have a tape deck.”

She never embraced the grunge label though: “That whole label was a little bit weird. I somehow got sucked into that. Not by choice, because I was actually listening to Judy Garland albums.”

She’s into other eras: “I was perhaps a little unusual. I really was always drawn to other eras. I think actors, on some weird level, feel like displaced souls. I have had a lot of conversations about this, and part of it just may be from steeping ourselves in the history of film and the things we’re drawn to, like period pieces.”

How she cries on-camera: “The only way I know how is to really go there… I don’t want people bringing up personal things. I think that can damage an actor, and I know a lot of people who have been incredibly hurt. There are things in my life that I’ve been through that I do not want to exploit. It’s hard, though, when it’s crunch time and you’re losing the light or we only have 20 minutes left. It’s weird. There are certain things that do make me cry, but I feel like they’re almost sacred,” she says. Ryder shows me one of her tricks: She lays her hands on her lap, palms up and open. “If you put your hands up, you feel vulnerable. It’s the little things. I learned that from Jennifer Jason Leigh when I was just starting out.”

She was Beetlejuice’s Lydia: “That was sort of what I looked like. That was my hair—I was super pale. They really just put some powder on me.”

Being 44 years old: “I never really had any hang-ups about aging. I’m not trying in any way to be insensitive to the conversations about ageism going on, because I know it’s definitely a struggle. I think just, for me, part of it is probably having started so young and that desire I had—I was always hanging out with, or trying to hang out with, the ‘grown-ups.’”

(Via Nylon)

This interview pretty much could have taken place in 1995, and I love it. She’s the masthead for the arty brooding dream girl, which turned into that peculiar brand of counter culture emo hipster. BOW DOWN, people. BOW.

Photos: Nylon

Posted Thursday, August 18th, 2016 at 10:10am
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Winona Ryder Is All ABOUT Gettin’ Older!


Winona Ryder is on the latest issue of The Edit looking FIERCE!

She looks good- though I’m not sure if she’s gotten work done or what. If she has, this whole article just seems like BS. If not! Great. Thank your parents for your AMAZING genes, Wino. They deserve it. You can read the full Edit piece here, but here are highlights:

On fame: “Socially, I had a tough time at school; I was shy and different looking. It got so bad that in 7th grade I was homeschooled. When Beetlejuice came out and was a big hit, I thought, this will help me. [But then] people called me ‘witch’. But you know that thing, when you make one great friend, that can save you? Someone saved me.”

Jodie Foster’s advice: “In my first apartment in LA, Jodie Foster lived upstairs, and we’d do laundry together. She’s so smart. She told me to resist doing things that other people say you should do. Don’t be ‘strategic’! I was up for this movie, Mobsters, and everyone said I should do it. But Jodie said, ‘You have to feel very connected to something before you do it.’ So I turned it down. And it was a flop!”

Getting a real life: “It’s interesting: you can go through good times and bad times, but if you’re still working, people see you in a certain way. I was working a lot [in the ’90s] and I needed to slow down. It’s so important to have a life outside the industry, to not look to it to validate you as a human being. 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.”

She loves getting older: “I love getting older. I think it has to do with always being the kid on set. It’s interesting because, these days, [cosmetic surgery] is treated almost like hygiene. I’ve had people say to me, ‘Oh, you should, you know…’ and they point to my forehead. ‘Get that seen to!’ But I’m like, ‘No! I’ve been waiting so long for that to happen!’”

She doesn’t see casting-ageism as a bad thing: “I know actresses have a tough time because of their age – they’re just not getting hired. I know it exists. You’re the girlfriend, then you’re the mother. But I don’t see it as a bad thing – it can be just as interesting, if not more so, than the leading-lady, ingénue phase.”

Serial monogamy: “I’m a serial monogamist. I was single for a while and dating and…I just didn’t know how to do it! I’ve always been like that: when I was 15, there was a guy I liked, and we made out, and I thought that meant he was my boyfriend. My mom had to explain it to me. But marriage? I don’t know. I’d rather never have been married than been divorced a few times. Not that there’s anything wrong with divorce, but I don’t think I could do it if that was a possibility. When your parents are madly in love for 45 years, your standards are really high. But I’ve been happily with someone for quite a while now.”

(Via The Edit)

Interesting. I REALLY wonder what she was doing in the 2000’s. Manning a chic food cart? Making experimental animation? Oh yeah, I guess costarring with Adam Sandler, a role she definitely should’ve turned down. And, shoplifting. Sweet, sweet shoplifting…


Photos: The Edit

Posted Monday, July 18th, 2016 at 2:14pm
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Winona Ryder Is The Face Of The New Marc Jacobs Beauty Line!

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Good on ya, Winona Ryder! Girl just snagged a HUGE campaign…

The starlet was going to be in the latest fashion campaign by Marc Jacobs, but now it’s been revealed she is the face of his BEAUTY line, instead. Jacobs announced the good news yesterday, unveiling one of the Spring 2016 ads to his Instagram (below). He said:

“It is with great pride (and pleasure) that I ‘leak’ this image from our upcoming 2016 MARC JACOBS BEAUTY campaign. Photographed here by David Sims and styled by Katie @kegrand, it stars my dear friend (of over two and a half decades), the stunningly beautiful and extraordinarily talented, Winona Ryder. Mesmerized by this image and her look- created by Diane @diane.kendal (using our fine liner eye crayon, velvet noir mascara and new nudes lipstick) and hair by Guido@guidopalau I am reminded of one of my all time favorite films: The Last Year at Marienbad. The flawless cool, elegant and timeless chic of actress Delphine Seyrig has long been a reference of mine. The force of the surreal calm, and painstaking fetishistic polish of this film and its heroine are truly ‘ON FLEEK’ and continues to inspire me to date. No one I know could exude the adjectives I’ve listed as perfectly as Winona does… She does not model the look she gets into the role- and exudes it! A brilliant mind, talent, and physical beauty like no other, I am delighted to share this image of Winona with my IG fans and followers today. I’ll follow this post with a few more MJ/WR images from our past- To see more of the campaign, stay tuned!#4everwinona #marcbeauty”

Dang, obvi Marc is a FAN.

What do you think of Winona’s preview shot?

Photo: Marc Jacobs

Posted Wednesday, December 9th, 2015 at 1:13pm
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Winona Ryder stuns in Red Magazine!


Winona Ryder covers the March issue of Red Magazine, and she looks more beautiful than ever! She looks beyond gorgeous in all three pictures. The photo of her in the black dress (after the jump) is stunning.

In the interview the 42-year-old talks about aging, and how she’s “psyched to get older.” I’m not psyched to get older, maybe she’s a bigger person than me. Maybe money helps. She also talks about being thrifty, and attending the Oscars in a $10 dress.

The 80s: “The 1980s was the era of the blonde cheerleader. The description of my character in the first few movies I did was always ‘nerdy,’ but I liked that, it was way more interesting.”

Aging: “[Native Americans] have this incredible respect for their elders — it’s like the older you get, the more awesome you are. I’m hesitant to say this because I don’t want to knock anybody who’s done it, but the whole thing with plastic surgery…When you’re around people who celebrate age and respect every line for telling a story, it’s beautiful. I wish there was more of a celebration of getting older. When I do magazine shoots, people always say, ‘Oh, she doesn’t age,’ but I have the best make-up people and photographers. I don’t look like that every day.”

Helen Mirren is her landlord: “She and Taylor Hackford have this mansion and I rent a little cottage in the back. If I’m having a problem with the house, she’ll come up and fix it. She is everything you would hope she’d be: wonderful, warm and funny. I had to tell her I love Prime Suspect so much that, for 10 years, I stayed in hotels under the name DCI Jane Tennison.”

She’s thrifty: “Most of my wardrobe is vintage and I’ve worn dresses to the Oscars that I got for $10. At Sean Penn’s last Haiti gala I wore this vintage dress that I’d worn to a film premiere in 2005. I know that’s kind of a no-no in the fashion world, but why wear something just once if you love it?”

She’s glad to be out of her 30s: “I went through stuff that I probably should have gone through much younger, but I had spent my twenties working. Even when I was the right age for older roles, people thought of me as being younger. It was tough because I’d had so much success in my early twenties.”

Check out more pictures of Winona after the jump! (more…)

Posted Friday, February 28th, 2014 at 9:09am
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