Winona, where have you hiding (besides, of course, in our Instagram feeds and tucked away in “Inspiration" folder on our desktops, not to mention sub-folders specifically dedicated to "Johnny + Winona Forever")?!?!
Though she popped up as Spock’s mother (R.I.P.) in J.J. Abrams' first Star Trek movie and in 2010's Black Swan, it seemed our Nineties sweetheart all but fell off the face of Hollywood (but never, ever our hearts)—all after Johnny Depp replaced his “Winona Forever” tattoo with the much-more-sensical “Wino Forever." Well, this isn't completely true, but, regardless, Winona's here again, appearing in not one, but two promising films in 2013; the first, The Iceman, is currently in theaters, and the second, Homefront, comes out this fall.
Ryder's publicity campaign (unofficially) launches with a gothic bang: the May cover of Interview magazine. The 41-year-old looks as young as ever—really, it's like she's barely aged since donning shoulder pads and a whole lot of hairspray as Veronica in Heathers. That said, she has certainly grown up, and she is styled rather vampy with her jet-black hair, bold brows, and pale skin, highlighted by seemingly minimal makeup except a cherry-red lip and a light eye.
Here's what we gleaned from the accompanying conversation: Ryder's just like the rest of us (albeit a very, very cool version), insecure about some things, a bit embarrassed about her past and her naiveté in her early years, but also proud of the person that she was and has become. Plus, she acknowledges her missteps (alluding to the whole shoplifting fiasco), and explains how she's grown from them. Winona, we are so down with you.
The original bitch is back. So, excuse us as we go watch Heathers...followed by Reality Bites, Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, and her Oscar-nominated performance in Little Women—plus, that gives us a chance to fawn over a young Christian Bale as Laurie. Ahhh.
P.S. If you don't have a folder dedicated to Johnny and Winona, this recent BuzzFeed article demonstrating their late, great love should spark a new fondness and longing for their good years. We miss you. Maybe it’s time to reunite the love?
P.P.S. May we suggest The Wombats' “1996” as the perfect musical accompaniment to a stroll down Winona Lane:
To see the entire story (and you should!), subscribe to Interview. Winona Ryder photographed by Craig McDean for Interview magazine, May 2013. Hair by Anthony Turner. Makeup by Francelle.