Winona Ryder, who turns 52 this Sunday, October 29, marked the start of the 1990s by joining the cast of this cult Tim Burton film. A feature film which almost passed under his nose because of Johnny Depp, his companion at the time.
Two years after being revealed to the general public with Beetlejuice , Winona Ryder found Tim Burton in Edward Scissorhands . The feature film, to be (re)watched on Disney+ , follows the story of Edward, the creature of an old inventor who died before being able to implant hands. As fingers, the young man has scissors with extremely sharp blades, which have left numerous scars on his very pale face. He lives as a recluse in a huge castle where Pegs Boggs, a cosmetics representative, discovers him one day. Taken with pity, she decides to welcome him into her family, causing a stir in the neighborhood. In addition to Winona Ryder, the cast counted on the presence of Johnny Depp, her companion in the city .
Winona Ryder: her relationship with Johnny Depp almost cost her her role in Edward Scissorhands
If today it is difficult to imagine the film Edward Scissorhands without Winona Ryder, the role of Kim Boggs almost passed under her nose because of her relationship with Johnny Depp . Tim Burton had long hesitated to take on the star of Stranger Things because she had been in a relationship with the actor for a few months. The filmmaker feared that the actors would separate in the middle of filming and spoil the atmosphere. “ They could have separated in the middle of filming . But that never happened ,” he revealed in Winona Ryder’s autobiography. The lovebirds finally decided to go their separate ways in 1993, three years after the release of Tim Burton's feature film. Winona Ryder found love in the arms of Matt Damon, while her ex began an affair with model Kate Moss.
After Edward Scissorhands , Winona Ryder will be in the cast of Beetlejuice 2
More than thirty years after Edward Scissorhands , Winona Ryder reunited with Tim Burton to shoot Beetlejuice 2 . After years of rumor , the long-awaited sequel to the 1980s film was made official last spring. In addition to the actress, the filmmaker reunited with Michael Keaton and Catherine O'Hara, who respectively played Beetlejuice and Delia Deetz in the original film. To date, the film's release date is set for September 11, 2024. A date which could be subject to change due to the actors' strike .