Winona Ryder says she has no hard-feelings towards Angelina Jolie after the pouty-lipped beauty upstaged her in the 1999 drama Girl, Interrupted.
Winona played the lead role in the film about a teenager admitted to a mental hospital, but it was Angelina’s portrayal of neurotic patient Lisa that earned a Best Supporting Actress Oscar.
“I knew from the outset that whoever played Lisa was going to get all the attention. At one point they asked if I wanted to play Lisa and I said, ‘No, I want to be Susanna’,” Winona revealed in an interview with Empire Magazine this weekend.
“But there was no resentment. When it came out people almost felt bad for me. But I expected it all along. I was really happy with the film, and really proud of it.”
Winona added that she was happy Angelina’s performance was so well-received by critics because “[Jolie] wanted very much to be taken seriously and not just judged on her looks and she conquered that.”