Thursday, July 19, 2007

Winona Strikes A Pose

Winona Ryder has always been one of my favorite actresses. She is so versatile in her film choices that she just seems to be able to portray any kind of character with a great sense of ease. From dark comedies like Heathers and Beetlejuice to period pieces like The Crucible and The Age Of Innocence she has cemented herself as one of the most diverse leading women of our generation.

Winona as Lydia Deetz in Beetlejuice

After being pretty much absent from the film industry since the public humiliation of being caught shoplifting at Saks Fifth Avenue Beverly Hills in 2002, Winona (now 35) reappears in the spotlight looking lovely on the August cover of Vogue Magazine. In the article she discusses her life around the time of the shoplifting scandal, her conscious decision to put her film career on the back burner, and her three new film projects she has coming out very soon.

Winona as Mina Harker in Bram Stokers Dracula

The three small comedic films are "The Ten" which centers around ten stories, each inspired by one of the Ten Commandments (co-starring Jessica Alba, Paul Rudd, Famke Janssen and Adam Brody, in limited release starting August 3rd), "Sex & Death 101" (written by Daniel Waters who also wrote the screenplay for "Heathers" and co-starring Simon Baker, Dash Mihok and Mindy Cohn who you may remember as Natalie Green on The Facts Of Life), and "The Last Word" (co-starring Ray Romano and Wes Bentley). Hopefully one, if not all, of these pictures will re-establish her as a box-office draw.

Winona (with co-star Daniel Day-Lewis) as Abigail Williams in The Crucible

After working with Daniel Waters again, Winona confirmed that they are soon going to be working on the impending sequel to "Heathers". In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Winona was quoted as saying,

"I don't know how much of the movie is official; it's a ways away. But it takes place in Washington and Christian Slater agreed to come back and make an Obi-Wan-type appearance. It's very funny."

Winona as Donna in A Scanner Darkly

The August issue of Vogue is available on newsstands now.

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