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Winona Rides Back Into the Spotlight

We've been hoping for the Winona Ryder comeback for a while, eagerly checking in on her making her movies (I'm especially excited about The Ten) and keeping track of her appearances. Judging from the August cover of Vogue, Miss Winona may be ready for her next big break. I must say, I love it! But first, she's got a few things to say about that whole infamous shoplifting incident. In her words:

"The attention was what was embarrassing. It was the December after Sept. 11. … So much attention was being paid to me, when we had just been attacked, and there was all this really important news going on. Two months prior to that, I broke my arm in two places, and the doctor … was giving me a lot of stuff (Oxycodone, not to be confused with OxyContin), and I was taking it at first to get through the pain. And then there was this weird point when you don't know if you are in pain but you're taking it. Have you ever taken painkillers? It isn't a reckless (state), like you're out of your head. It's just confusion."

As I said, I'm excited for the comeback, but I'm hoping she's not forced to rehash this in every interview along the way. I'd much rather hear her reminisce about Heathers or Mermaids, right?

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ritasp ritasp 9 years
I love her welcome back
Mejia Mejia 9 years
She's looking AMAZING on the cover of vogue....just fabulous.
M11 M11 9 years
she looks great
popularsugar popularsugar 9 years
whoa, so is she blaming the pain killers on her actions for stealing? From what I remember of the video all those years ago that she wore sunglasses, hat, trenchcoat and big bags hanging on her, she looked like she preplanned the scheme. Pain killers can't have that kind of effect on people, why aren't there more news stories about people on oxycodone stealing stuff? I guess I get tired of hearing celebrities come up with lame, B.S. excuses for their actions. public embarrassment is a harsh penalty, glad to see she learned the error of her ways and she looks great.
ericahinsz ericahinsz 9 years
Winona Ryder is such a genuine actress, I'm so glad she's comming back.
thoroughlymodern thoroughlymodern 9 years
Yay Noni! And I love that it says "tiaras and wellies at 20"! I can't wait to pick up this issue!
sophiaangelis sophiaangelis 9 years
No matter how it happened...she's done her time and everyone needs to realize that and get over it. Let's talk about forgiveness because she shouldn't have to have the entire rest of her life damaged because of one incident that happened to have not been a violent crime. I am in no way saying that it is okay to shoplift...but hasn't she paid her dues? I have wanted to see her get better and come back for a long time because she is such a lovely actress and has done so much in the film industry. Atleast she is more classy than the ultra stupid Britneys, Lindseys, and Paris' of the world. You didn't see Winona go in and out of rehab like a sideways revolving hampster wheel, did you?! She was classy enough to take herself out of the picture for 6 YEARS! in order to better herself. I am even a fan of Winona's lesser known or less talked about works. (i.e., Lost Souls, The Crucible, etc.) She was in A Scanner Darkly in 2006. Bottom line is if Lindsey (Lord help us) Lohan or Britney (look how sweet I was and how trashy I am now) Spears should get a second chance, well Winona Ryder should have 1,000. Tee Hee. -Sophia
VERB VERB 9 years
It was a national story for months,Winona was treated terribly by the media.All of the second, third, tenth, fiftieth chances given to non-talents like Paris, Britney and the lot, and here's an Oscar nominee getting the shaft. So happy to have her back, looking the absolute knock-out.
watermeloncandy watermeloncandy 9 years
Huckleberry Huckleberry 9 years
I like Winona, glad to see her coming back. she made a mistake. other celebs have done worse...
NOLA2SoCal NOLA2SoCal 9 years
she's a really good actress, but koo-koo!!! look at those eyes...they say "i'm nuts"! (p.s. oxycodone is percocet and is a relatively mild pain killer...i think that's a stretch to say it caused you to steal...but a good attempt, lol!)
Agent-D Agent-D 9 years
I love her. And "Heathers" is one of my all time favs!
kit9 kit9 9 years
'For her to profusely apologize to the PUBLIC' She's never apologized, let alone apologized profusely. And, she's steadfastly refused to talk about it in interviews at all for years. So, instead of talk openly and honestly about what she did and why, which could have really helped people with the same problem and raised awareness, she clammed up. And, now, that she is discussing it, she's making excuses and downplaying the crime.
kit9 kit9 9 years
I haven't read a Winona interview in years but I see she is as conceited and self absorbed as ever. Is she seriously saying that the media focused on her arrest more than 9/11 two months after the attacks? She officially insane. Nobody gave a rat's about this or even knew about it at the time as it got absolutely no play in the press. I was glued to the screen during that time and I don't remember anyone breaking into news coverage with her nonsense. EVER. Only when the case went to trial did this get any play at all. Only on planet Winona was this big news. Also, I have to say that she is lying and making excuses. First, I've had a double compound fracture of my arm. When I was 12. There was no great pain that I was ever in and got through it blissfully with simple tylenol. Second, painkillers do no make you 'confused', not to mention that I fail to see how 'confused'=shoplifting. Remember, folks, that Winona had been caught shoplifting before but was let off. Finally, her contention that her crime didn't hurt anyone is ridiculous. See, what she means is it doesn't hurt people like her-super rich people. The billions of dollars that shoplifting costs businesses are passed onto the consumer-and it has a very real effect an normal people. But, hey, she can pay the higher prices without batting an eye so it doesn't matter, right? Winona needs to just go away. Her time is long past. And, she's so limited as an actress-she barely played any part that wasn't a sullen teen-that she certainly won't be missed.
BonjourChaton BonjourChaton 9 years
I agree that hopefully she won't have to talk about that in every interview, it was so long ago, she admitted what she did was wrong, is it really THAT big a deal? No, its not. Everyone needs to GET OVER IT and move on, and I think she meant she didn't hurt anyone like driving drunk or that sort of thing. Shoplifting does not endanger anyone's life, so get off your high horses. It's not like she drove drunk/drove with an infant on her lap/physically assaulted a photographer or something. And what would make you guys happy? For her to profusely apologize to the PUBLIC over and over again for it for the rest of her life? I'm sure people have made their mistakes, and you know what? You don't still have to talk about whatever they may be over and over again, you moved on, right? So let her move on.
mellafe mellafe 9 years
I used to have such a girlcrush on her for YEARS. And then she started making crappy movies and I was forced to move on. I still love her, though.
sumbum sumbum 9 years
love mermaids! pop, you should do a recast of it!!! =)
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
She looks so uncomfortable and nervous at this photo shoot. Maybe it's because the dress is stolen?
jaan_black jaan_black 9 years
pose is a little "deer in headlights" for my taste but whatever...i like her, always have...i thought it was very weird for a rich person to steal since I always thought people with little to no money steal...guess i was wrong...stealing and lying go hand in hand so obviously her babbling about this and that is here nor there...whatever Winona, I'll watch your movie! A Scanner Darkly (or whatever that's called) made me itch so I couldn't watch past Benicio and his lice (oh my goodness, as i type I am getting goose bumps)
dmblauren dmblauren 9 years
i liked her earlier stuff . . . mermaids, beetlejuice, heathers . . . but i really can't stand her now.
notoriousrem_22 notoriousrem_22 9 years
I really like her and I wish people would concentrate on the issue at hand when they interview people not talk about something that happened 6 years ago. That must be so annoying, like she hasnt had enough embarassment.
RustyAngel73 RustyAngel73 9 years
Her acting has always been good, I think people should focus on that, the shoplifting was a long time ago.
baby-ballerina baby-ballerina 9 years
i love winona !
VERB VERB 9 years
read the entire article before you judge (and everyone does wrong… she paid her dues)- there’s more to the article then just that quote. She’s one of the best and most beautiful actressess of her generation. I can’t wait for THE TEN.
roor roor 9 years
All she needs to do is admit to her faults and then people would prob be able to get on with it and forget about it, but the fact that she cannot own up to it is really lame. As for it being harmless , that's really all relative ... i mean i could steal $1000 from her and say " well she's got millions so it doesn't really hurt her if i take just a bit!!" breaking the law isn't harmless.
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