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
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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.