Winona Ryder speaks about not being friends with Angelina Jolie

Winona Ryder speaks about not being friends with Angelina Jolie

Winona Ryder and Angelina Jolie starred in the psychological drama film Girl, Interrupted. However, they never became friends after the movie.

Winona Ryder spoke about filming with Angelina Jolie and shared why they never became friends. The Beetlejuice star looked back at their film and how Jolie distanced herself from her.

Winona Ryder and Angelina Jolie are not friends

Winona Ryder and Angelina Jolie both starred in the 1999 American movie Girl, Interrupted. Ryder played the role of Sussana while Jolie played Lisa in the film. Their character met at the Claymoore, a local psychiatric hospital.

Initially, Ryder thought she and Jolie will be good friends. She was disappointed when she noticed that the Maleficent star was not interested in making friends with her.

“I remember thinking, ‘Oh, we’re going to turn out to be great friends,'” Ryder shared per Showbiz Cheatsheet.

“But I think she needed to be able to look at me just as the character Susanna, not as Winona. So in a very respectful way, she just kind of kept her distance.”

Jolie received more attention from the film

Winona Ryder produced and starred the movie. She was initially asked to play the role of Lisa, but she insisted on playing Sussana. After the movie was released, Angelina Jolie received most of the attention.

Jolie won the Oscar for best-supporting actress and the film turned her into an A-list celebrity. Ryder said she expected that whoever played the role of Lisa would get all the attention.

Johnny Depp’s ex there was no resentment on her part even if many people felt bad for her. She stressed that she expected it all along and she was actually happy with the result of the movie. In fact, she was very proud of it.

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Winona kissed Jennifer Aniston

Meanwhile, a decade after her movie with Angelina Jolie, Winona Ryder, filmed with Brad Pitt’s first ex-wife, Jennifer Aniston. Winona appeared on Friends and she and Aniston kissed in one scene.

Ryder was disappointed with the scene but complimented Aniston as a good kisser. She just felt that they could have done it better.

“When I saw the episode, all you see is hair and you don’t see lips,” Ryder explained.

“I was kind of bummed out because we got a couple of chances to do some pretty nice kisses. She’s a very good kisser.”

Jolie and Aniston after marrying Pitt

Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Aniston have been pitted against each other due to their past romance with Brad Pitt. Aniston didn’t hide her anger when she learned about Pitt and Jolie’s beach photos shortly after her split from the Ad Astra star.

However, Aniston has already moved on from the issue. In fact, she encouraged others to do the same. She also praised Jolie’s directorial movie Unbroken.


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