Winona: I Saw Drunk Mel Gibson Rip on Gays, Jews

He said something about 'oven dodgers'...
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 16, 2010 9:42 AM CST
Updated Dec 16, 2010 10:57 AM CST

(Newser) GQ admits, right off the bat, to having an eternal crush on Winona Ryder. But there's one person out there who probably doesn't echo that sentiment: Mel Gibson. In an interview with Alex Pappademas, the 39-year-old actress tells the tale of a 15-year-old encounter with Mel at a Hollywood party: "He was really drunk. I was with my friend, who's gay. He made a really horrible gay joke. And somehow it came up that I was Jewish. He said something about 'oven dodgers,' but I didn't get it. I'd never heard that before. I was like, 'He's anti-Semitic and he's homophobic.' No one believed me!"

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More from the interview:

  • On her 10-minute role as the ballerina Natalie Portman replaces in the Black Swan: "I thought it was a cool parallel. Being replaced by the young thing. It's harder to find good roles, and suddenly there's new girls. I'm at that age I've been warned my whole life about."
  • On that shoplifting incident: "I'm sort of staggered by the way she blows by the shoplifting thing without talking about it," writes Pappademas.
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