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Who Almost Starred in Heathers?

Find Out Who Almost Snagged Winona Ryder's Iconic Role in Heathers

Winona Ryder almost lost one of the most iconic roles of her career to another brunette star of her generation. In a new Q&A with Interview magazine and Tavi Gevinson, Winona says her part in Heathers was a near miss.


"I was not the first choice for Veronica in Heathers. I auditioned and they were like, 'Oh, thanks.' And I went to the Beverly Center to Macy's and had them do a makeover on me," she said. "I went back because I kind of knew that they thought I wasn't pretty enough. They were trying to get Jennifer Connelly."

Heathers was one of Winona's first breakout roles — it was released in 1988, the same year she starred in Beetlejuice. Can you imagine anyone else as Veronica all these years later? Because we can't.

Image Source: Interview Magazine
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