Why Winona Ryder was scared about working with Johnny Depp in ‘Edward Scissorhands’

Why Winona Ryder was scared about working with Johnny Depp in ‘Edward Scissorhands’

Winona Ryder previously admitted that she was scared and nervous to work with Johnny Depp in Edward Scissorhands.

Even though Winona Ryder and Depp were dating back then, the actress was worried about impressing her then-boyfriend.

In the book Winona Ryder: The Biography, the actress admitted that she wanted Depp to star in the movie with her even though there were rumors that Tom Cruise to play his part.

Winona Ryder worried about working with Johnny Depp

But even though the actress wanted to work alongside Depp, Ryder admitted that she was still nervous about impressing the actor.

“Working with Johnny turned out to be great, but I was scared and nervous about it. I mean, if there’s one person that I want to impress with my acting, it’s him. So there was a lot of insecurity for the first couple of days, but it turned out to be a motivating situation,” she said.

Winona Ryder worried about working with Johnny Depp

Director Tim Burton had concerns over the exes working together

However, Ryder isn’t the only one who had concerns about working with Depp. Director Tim Burton was, allegedly, worried about the couple working together because he thought that their relationship could affect their performance.

“They could have split up in mid-shoot. “But it never happened. And in retrospect, their relationship helped the core romance more than it hindered,” he said in Ryder’s biography.

Depp seemingly agreed with Burton when he said that his relationship and love for Winona Ryder fueled their portrayal of their characters in the film.

Johnny Depp still has feelings for Winona Ryder

Ryder and Depp recently made headlines after the former said that Depp was never physically or verbally abusive towards her.

Shortly after, Now to Love claimed that Depp and Ryder never really got over each other completely. In fact, the Pirates of the Caribbean star still, allegedly, wants to get back together with Ryder.

“He’s talking to anyone he can about what might have been, contacting mutual friends for updates on Winona’s life and, kind of sadly, watching her in Stranger Things over and over again. There’s a lot of lingering love and unfinished business between them. Johnny’s determined to re-explore their amazing connection,” the source said.

Rumors debunked

However, there is no truth to the tabloid’s claims.

If Depp really wanted to get back together with Winona Ryder, he would’ve already said something about to her. The exes are nothing more than friends now.

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