Hollywood star Winona Ryder has been working in the acting industry for many years now and she has pretty much seen and done it all, with her fair share of highs and lows along the way. Winona made a return to the acting game recently, starring in the very impressive Netflix series Stranger Things, playing a character that she has admitted is very close to her heart.
A lot of people have been talking about Stranger Things and, when it comes to Winona Ryder's character, there have been quite a lot of negative comments about her personality. Now though, Winona has spoken out about playing the character and how she relates to so many women in the real world today, who do not need or deserve such criticism.
Ryder explained, "I’m so sick of people shaming women for being sensitive or vulnerable. It’s so bizarre to me. I wish I could unknow this, but there is a perception of me that I’m supersensitive and fragile. And I am supersensitive, and I don’t think that that’s a bad thing. There’s a line in the show where someone says [of her Stranger Things character], She’s had anxiety problems in the past."
She added, "A lot of people have picked up on that, like, ‘Oh, you know, she’s crazy.’ And I’m like, ‘Okay, wait a second, she’s struggling.’ Two kids, deadbeat dad, working her ass off. Who wouldn’t be anxious? Even that word, anxious. It’s a bad word. And so like all of these words — it’s kind of what I tried to do with Girl, Interrupted, and why I was so invested in that book and trying to get it made [as a movie]. My whole point was, this happens to every girl, almost."
Winona Ryder once spoke out about her own battles with depression and, while a lot of people gave her some stick for it, the actress says that she hopes she was able to help others know that it is OK and everything will be alright.