Along with the rest of the world, Hollywood legend Winona Ryder is currently in lockdown, isolating from her LA home and trying to keep herself sane by binge-watching TV.
In a new interview with The Sunday Times Style, the Stranger Things star discusses turning 50 next year – and lucking out when it comes to genetics: 'I’ll be 49. No, wait, you’re right, I’m 50! If you met my parents, I look like both of them so I was really lucky genetically.'
She says she has no qualms about the big birthday approaching and is happier than she’s ever been: 'I didn’t like my thirties. My thirties were more like my twenties but I have really liked my forties.'
However, she has started to make an effort to look after her health more in recent years, revealing she bought a Pilates machine at the recommendation of her sister. 'It's the classic thing, when you're young and people are, like, "Wait till you get older," and then you hit, like, 42 and your back starts ... I wish I had listened. You can be waify and out of shape. So I'm trying to incorporate some strengthening stuff. You still have to exercise, you have to look after the bones.'
Ryder found fame in the late 1980s and early 90s after starring in a variety of cult films: Beetlejuice, Heathers, Edward Scissorhands, Mermaids, Dracula – the list goes on. She's recently enjoyed a resurgence in popularity thanks to Netflix’s Stranger Things.
Along with her stellar career, one thing that has stood the test of time is her friendship with fellow acting legend Keanu Reeves. The duo first worked together 26 years ago on 1992’s Dracula and have been good pals ever since – and she's missing him in lockdown: 'I love Keanu. We’re great friends. I miss him so much, and its hard because he’s not far, just over there. Maybe I could go for a socially distanced walk with him…or sit in his garden. That’s the hard thing with this virus.'
Read Ryder's full interview with The Sunday Times Style here. Her new show, The Plot Against America is on Sky Atlantic now.
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