'90s queen Winona Ryder is spot on about what it means to age gracefully in Hollywood
There are some actors who are always in the news for every little event in their personal life (ohaaii, Taylor!), but Winona Ryder isn’t one of them. She’s as private as they come (literally—she’s not on social media!), so it’s kind of surprising (and awesome) that she opened up in an interview in the latest issue of Net-a-Porter’s The Edit.
In the tell-all article, Ryder speaks candidly about life and love, but what really got our attention was how positive she is about aging.
“I love getting older,” she says. “I’ve had people say to me, ‘Oh, you should, you know…’ and they point to my forehead. But I’m like, ‘No! I’ve been waiting so long for that to happen!’”
Yaaaas, Winona! We love it when women we admire speak up about positive body image, and it seems like this week in particular has been a good one for self-acceptance in any stage of life.
Winon also opens up about about true love and marriage. Although she was once engaged to Johnny Depp and calls herself a “serial monogamist,” Ryder has never been married. She says it’s not because she’s against marriage, but she does have high standards, as her parents have been married for 45 years.
Of course no one expects their marriage to end in divorce, but Ryder is acutely aware of that possibility. “I’d rather never have been married, than divorced a few times.” And we have to say, that makes sense.
As far as her own relationship, Ryder has been with fashion designer Scott Mackinlay for five years now. If you weren’t aware they were even dating, it’s because they stay out of the public eye and rarely make red carpet appearances—all very deliberate. However it seems healthy that they aren’t putting pressure on themselves to get married; instead simply enjoying being together.
Ryder also spoke about authenticity, roles for women, fame, advice, finding friends in unusual places, and of course her new Netflix series, Stranger Things. We can’t wait to see her in this supernatural drama, because she’s a unique personality with so much to say.