News | Entertainment
8 Aug 2022 4:13
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • Crime.co.nz
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Entertainment

    Winona Ryder "wasn't taking care" of herself after she split from Johnny Depp

    The 50-year-old actress admitted her mental health declined in the wake of the breakdown of their four-year relationship in 1993, combined with the pressures of Hollywood Culture, but an "incredible therapist" urged her to imagine being more gentle towards a younger version of herself, which helped


    Referring to her 1999 movie 'Girl, Interrupted' - which is about a young woman in a psychiatric hospital - Winona told America's Harper's Bazaar magazine: "That was my 'Girl, Interrupted' real life.

    "I remember, I was playing this character who ends up getting tortured in a Chilean prison [in the 1994 drama 'The House of the Spirits'].

    "I would look at these fake bruises and cuts on my face [from the shoot], and I would struggle to see myself as this little girl. 'Would you be treating this girl like you're treating yourself?' I remember looking at myself and saying, 'This is what I'm doing to myself inside.' Because I just wasn't taking care of myself."

    Winona is thankful for the support she received from her 'The Age of Innocence' co-star, Michelle Pfeiffer, at the time.

    She said: "I remember Michelle being like, 'This is going to pass.' But I couldn't hear it.

    "I've never talked about it. There's this part of me that's very private. I have such, like, a place in my heart for those days. But for someone younger who grew up with social media, it's hard to describe."

    In 2001, the 'Stranger Things' actress was arrested for shoplifting - which she later claimed was as a result of becoming disorientated after being overprescribed painkillers - and while the incident caused her to "retreat" from the spotlight, she admitted work offers had also dried up.

    She said: "I definitely retreated. I was in San Francisco. But I also wasn't getting offers. I think it was a very mutual break.

    "It's so interesting when you look at the early aughts. It was a kind of cruel time. There was a lot of meanness out there.... And then I remember coming back to L.A. and-it was a rough time. And I didn't know if that part of my life was over."

    The pressure on young movie stars-and young women in particular-to cement their place in the firmament, against the backdrop of an era when leading men were routinely cast with love interests two decades younger, had to have been crushing.

    The 'Edward Scissorhands' star admitted acting can be a "brutal" business.

    She said: "This business is brutal. You're working constantly, but if you want to take a break, they tell you, 'If you slow down, it's going to stop.'

    "And then it did slow down. So then you're hearing,'It's going to be impossible to come back.' And then that changes to 'You're not even part of the conversation.' Like, it was brutal."

    © 2022 Bang Showbiz, NZCity

     Other Entertainment News
     07 Aug: Freida Pinto celebrated her wedding with a nap
     07 Aug: Brad Pitt hopes to continue to work with Sandra Bullock
     07 Aug: Dustin Hoffman was furious when he realised he couldn't improvise Shakespeare
     07 Aug: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, celebrated her 41st birthday with "family and dear friends"
     07 Aug: Keke Palmer has "trauma" from being a child star
     07 Aug: A scathing letter from John Lennon to Sir Paul McCartney is going up for auction
     07 Aug: Brian May's wife thought he had been "overdoing it" with exercise when he had a heart attack
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    Meanwhile Wellington have escaped defeat at the hands of a surging Bay of Plenty Steamers outfit in the capital, 37-35 More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    New research shows nearly 50 percent New Zealanders are cutting back on medical spending More...



     Today's News

    Entertainment:
    Freida Pinto celebrated her wedding with a nap 21:54

    Netball:
    To the Birmingham Commonwealth Games 21:49

    Law and Order:
    A 14-year-old girl has gone missing in the Far North 21:49

    Entertainment:
    Brad Pitt hopes to continue to work with Sandra Bullock 21:24

    Law and Order:
    Police investigating the homicide of a Taranaki man are seeking help from the public 21:19

    Politics:
    Federal government to advocate for 'meaningful' pay rise for aged care workers in wages submission 21:09

    Entertainment:
    Dustin Hoffman was furious when he realised he couldn't improvise Shakespeare 20:54

    Entertainment:
    Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, celebrated her 41st birthday with "family and dear friends" 20:24

    International:
    Israel, militants trade fire as Gaza death toll climbs to 29, including women and children 19:59

    Entertainment:
    Keke Palmer has "trauma" from being a child star 19:54


     News Search






    Power Search


    © 2022 New Zealand City Ltd