Winona Talks Jolie, Comeback

After 9 years, Ryder is back—and setting the Jolie record straight
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 4, 2009 9:36 AM CST
Angelina Jolie and Winona Ryder are shown in this combination photo.   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – After two decades in Hollywood, a string of high-profile romances and even higher-profile troubles, Winona Ryder is “the happiest I’ve ever been,” she says. In a wide-ranging interview with BlackBook, Ryder discusses her return to the spotlight in The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, her disdain for the proliferation of Internet culture (she just doesn’t understand the appeal of “Facehook”), and her Girl, Interrupted costar Angelina Jolie.

“I never had any bad feelings about Angelina, and I was hurt that people thought that. We said from the very beginning that the actress who played Lisa would probably win an Oscar,” she says, adding, “I fought very hard for her to have that part, and I never really felt like I got the chance to know her”—nor did Jolie ever thank her for the role.