Winona Ryder has said she was "shocked, confused and upset" by allegations that Johnny Depp was abusive towards his ex-wife Amber Heard, according to a witness statement provided in support of Depp. The Edward Scissorhands actor is suing The Sun for libel after the British tabloid described him as a "wife beater" and, although Ryder […]
Francis Ford Coppola has denied Winona Ryder’s claims that he asked various actors on the set of Dracula to hurl insults at her.
Winona Ryder shared her experience with anti-Semitism in Hollywood, repeating a 1995 encounter with Mel Gibson in which she said the actor referred to her as a Jewish “oven dodger.”“We were at a crowded party with one of my good friends, and Mel Gibson was smoking a cigar, and we’re all talking and he said to my friend, who’s gay, ‘Oh wait, am I gonna get AIDS?’ And then something came up about Jews, and he said, ‘You’re not an oven dodger, are you,'” Ryder told the London-based Sunday Times while promoting her role in the HBO limited series “The Plot Against America.”A representative for Gibson said that Ryder’s comments are “100% untrue” and that Ryder is lying.“This is 100% untrue. She lied about it over a decade ago, when she talked to the press, and she’s lying about it now,” the representative said. “Also, she lied about him trying to apologize to her back then. He did reach out to her, many years ago, to confront her about her lies and she refused to address it with him.”Also Read: Winona Ryder Thinks She and Keanu Reeves Got Married for Real While Filming 'Dracula'Ryder, who was born Winona Lauren Horowitz, said she identifies as Jewish though she does not consider herself “religious.” “It’s a hard thing for me to talk about because I had family who died in the camps,” she said, referring to the Nazi concentration camps where millions of Jews were killed during World War II.The actress also told The Sunday Times that she’s experienced other instances of anti-Semitism throughout her career. “There are times when people have said, ‘Wait, you’re Jewish? But you’re so pretty,'” Ryder said. “There was a movie that I was up for a long time ago, it was a period piece, and the studio head, who was Jewish, said I looked ‘too Jewish’ to be in a blue-blooded family.”Ryder’s comments about Gibson were first reported in a 2010 issue of GQ, and she added that Gibson “tried” to apologize to her at a later date. Gibson’s rep says that this is also a lie, though he did confront her many years ago about it and she refused to address it.Ryder currently stars in “The Plot Against America” and will be seen in the next season of “Stranger Things.”Read original story Winona Ryder Calls Out Hollywood Anti-Semitism, Repeats Mel Gibson’s ‘Oven Dodger’ Comments At TheWrap
The third series of Netflix hit Stranger Things is pulling in record numbers, according to the streaming service.
30 years ago, the most iconic teen movie of the 20th century was being made.Heathers launched the careers of Winona Ryder and Christian Slater and has since become a cult classic of the high school comedy genre because of its subversive themes and absolutely quotable dialogue.Three decades later, this is what the cast is up to…READ MOREMargot Robbie talks nudityRobbie confirms diverse cast for Birds of PreyDoes the Ant-Man franchise’s future lie with The Wasp?
As the cast work out their contracts for season three it looks like everyone is getting bumper pay rises from Netflix.
Ed Skrein shocked many with the announcement of his withdrawal from director Neil Marshall’s ‘Hellboy’ reboot, over concerns about ‘whitewashed’ casting. While the move has won Skrein widespread praise, it’s always a surprise when an actor chooses to walk away from a potentially major role.Of course, Skrein is hardly the first actor to pass up a significant career opportunity for personal reasons. While it can sometimes be hard to understand an actor’s reasons for such a move, there’s a lot to be respected about someone who chooses to follow their better judgement, rather than simply biting their lip and doing it for the money.Here are ten actors who did just that.Read More:Ed Skrein quits Hellboy over whitewashing controversyUS box office has worst weekend in 16 yearsReal-life clowns losing work because of It
Being in a blockbuster movie didn’t make Winona Ryder cool – in fact, it made her time at high school even worse. Ryder, who was 16 when she was cast as Lydia Deetz in the spooky Tim Burton comedy, was targeted over the role, she’s revealed.
Fifteen years after her shoplifting incident made headlines, Winona Ryder says the ordeal was hardly “the crime of the century,” and prompted a much-needed break from Hollywood.
Winona Ryder is not a fan of casual dating. Ryder, 44, was previously engaged to Johnny Depp in 1990, and also dated Matt Damon in 1998, before they split two years later. “I’m a serial monogamist,” Ryder says.
Following news that Amber Heard has filed for a divorce from husband Johnny Depp, let’s have a look at that rocky road he’s taken to get here…Image credits: Rex Features/Getty/Newsweek
It seems that long-rumoured ‘Beetlejuice’ sequel is still nothing more than a rumour, as recent reports that a sequel is about to start production have been declared untrue. A representative of Tim Burton told Entertainment Weekly that quotes attributed to the director were fabricated, and that no ‘Beetlejuice’ follow-up is in development. It’s particularly surprising to hear a sequel isn’t even in development, as the director and stars Michael Keaton and Winona Ryder have all spoken publicly in the recent past about their interest in revisiting the ghost with the most.
Director Tim Burton has confirmed that the long-in-gestation ‘Beetlejuice 2’ is go. Speaking to Showbiz Spy, he said: “The film is a go and has been approved by the Warner Bros. team, we have talked with the cast members we wanted for the film and they are all on board, this includes both Winona and Michael. One of the most beloved movies of the 80s, Keaton will be reprising his role as the anarchic Betelgeuse, the freelance 'bio-exorcist’ ghost who assists a recently deceased couple scare the owners of their old house into leaving.
It’s been 25 years since Mermaids swam into theaters. The fish-out-of-water romantic dramedy starred Cher as a 1960s-era single mother of two daughters, played by Winona Ryder and a very young Christina Ricci in her first film role. Ricci was just 9 when she appeared on the Regis and Kathie Lee Show in 1990 to plug Mermaids.
Tim Burton’s ‘Edward Scissorhands’ (out Tuesday in a limited-edition 25th anniversary Blu-ray gift set) remains every bit as magical as when it first came out in 1990. Yahoo Movies has unearthed behind-the-scenes secrets from screenwriter Caroline Thompson and production designer Bo Welch. Click through for some incisive ‘Scissorhands’ scoop. (Photos: 20th Century Fox)
There was a universal sense of awe at the Ziegfeld Theater tonight, where Marc Jacobs decided to stage his show after The Armory (where he has held his shows for the past several years) was occupied by Olafur Eliasson’s “Tree of Codes” show. The designer made it feel like the world’s most glamorous premiere. Upon running up to the iconic building — yes, running, Jacobs likes to start on time, and the fear of missing his show put this reporter in a full blown panic — the red carpet had been rolled out and his name appeared in lights on the marquee. The message was clear: it was going to be Jacobs’s biggest gown moment to date. Once inside, Jacobs’s adorable staff members appeared in sprightly red uniforms, working as ushers and behind the concession counter. The show did not start at 6pm on the dot, so rehydrating with a fountain soda was essential. It was served in a cup that read, “Marc Jacobs: Live Onstage at the Ziegfeld Theater.” There were also matching T-shirts that were being given out as well as Playbill with Marc’s likeness. Needless to say, it was a charming touch. After commiserating with two other editors — who also ran through Times Square to the venue — the curtain was drawn to reveal a full orchestra (lead by Brian Newman who also headed up the Lady Gaga/Tony Bennett tour), and a movie screen that projected the models stopping down the red carpet outside. By the time Natalie Westling set foot in the building in the first look, the band was strumming the first chords of “Sabotage” by the Beastie Boys. Nearly everyone in attendance began bobbing their heads in unison. Who knows if it was the infectious beat or in approval of the clothes? My guess is a little of both. The models walked a rapid tempo, causing all 62 looks to go by in a clip, but not without seeing flashes of brilliance and plenty of Americana. This was Jacobs’s first season without his lower-priced Marc by Marc diffusion line, so he made sure that the high-low mix was intact. Westling was dressed in a concert band sweater, a tattered crochet skirt, and plaid shorts. There were longer plaid shirts worn with cardigans over glittery gowns. Issa Lish sauntered by in a long printed dress that featured Janet Leigh screaming in that memorable scene in Psycho. Unexpected catwalker Irina Shayk wore a blue cardigan, plaid shirt, and a full skirt that featured a print of a vintage photograph of an audience at the cinema in 3-D glasses. Plaid and gowns together again. Hmm, were we going back to Perry Ellis circa 1993? (I’ll take it if so!) Speaking of unexpected talent — Shayk wasn’t the only one who surprised us on the runway. There was also Emily Ratajkowski, Caroline Trentini, Stella Maxwell, Bella Hadid, Adriana Lima, Guinevere van Seenus, and a beaming Beth Ditto (lead singer for The Gossip) in a rather revealing white off-the-shoulder gown. Not ones to miss such an occasion, Jacobs’s clique also represented en mass. Sofia Coppola, Debbie Harry, Bette Midler, Sandra Bernhard, and Winona Ryder, to name a few. (The latter told Yahoo Style that one of her fondest memories at the Ziegfeld was when she was 15 and attended the premiere of her film, Great Balls of Fire! about Jerry Lee Lewis, wearing a Giorgio di Sant’ Angelo dress that she had bought for the occasion.) When it was all said and done, Jacobs was in an extremely joyous mood. He was due to hang backstage for a limited number of interviews, but instead stood near the stage talking to anyone and everyone. He was particularly pleased to meet his electronic pen pal Lana Wachowski for the first time, telling her, “I love the pink,” referring to her dreadlocks. In turn, the director complimented the designer for his “prismatic imagination and incredible range of style.” At the end of a long week of shows, it didn’t get much better than this.
Michael Keaton and Winona Ryder in ‘Beetlejuice’ (Rex) High school can be tough — even when you’re a famous teen movie star. Winona Ryder, now 43, spoke with The Daily Beast in a conversation pegged to the historical drama The Experimenter, but which also touched on the films that made her famous back in the ’80s and ’90s. “We didn’t know that was going to be a big movie at all,“ Ryder, who played Lydia Deetz in the classic comedy, told the website. Beetlejuice went on to be a classic, and a film that is still so beloved and culturally relevant that, even almost 30 years later, fans are still clamoring for a sequel… which may or may not happen, according to Ryder.