Winona Ryder Doesn’t Do Blogs…Or “Normal” Men
Breaking: Winona Ryder just found out there’s information on the Internet!
The famed shoplifter and one-time Hollywood “It Girl” appears in a bit part alongside Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis in the Oscar-buzzed psych-thriller Black Swan, and her promo duties recently brought her to the Jan. 2011 issue of Elle Magazine, where she chatted about everything from dating to accepting roles to why she never reads blogs.
Should we be offended?
“I don’t use the Internet, but apparently you can find out everything on it,” she told Elle. “I have my e-mail on my BlackBerry, and that’s about it. I’ve never read a blog, ever. I feel like it’s taking away that great anticipation of seeing a movie. It used to be you’d hear, like, Al Pacino was making a movie, and you wouldn’t know anything about it. And nowadays, you know it all, like how much [the actors] are being paid. I would hate to see a picture of me and the caption reads, ‘Is she worth it?’”
We’d like to make a sassy jab at Winona’s tech phobias, but since we know she’s not going to read this, it sort of takes the fun out of it. Drats.
Speaking of phobias, Ryder’s got a few of those when it comes to dating men outside Tinseltown. Winona refuses to date anyone outside of the movie industry because she mistrusts “normal” guys. The former Heathers actress beauty has been linked to a number of famous hunks over the years and was engaged to her Edward Scissorhands co-star Johnny Depp in the early 1990s. Winona blames a chance encounter with a fan with leaving her reluctant to become involved with anyone who isn’t part of the entertainment elite.
“I remember being at this bar called Tosca in San Francisco, and I met this guy one night. He was really cute, and we were talking, and then, like, he just said something about how he had always had a crush on me. And I was suddenly mistrustful about why he was talking to me. I wanted to be just a normal girl flirting with a normal guy,” she explained.
“It’s like you meet people, and they know this stuff about you. It’s why you want to meet somebody who’s in the same business, only because they understand more. But you don’t necessarily want to be with another actor.”
Winona’s Black Swan casting was made all the more special because of the acclaimed star’s selectiveness in accepting roles: “If I don’t relate to the [project], even if it’s something that I should do, it’s hard for me to say yes…I’m the type who’d rather not work than work on something I’m not into. I’ve done that a couple of times, and I feel like I can totally see it in my performance.”