Stranger Things star Winona Ryder is featured in the November 2017 issue of Marie Claire UK.
She’s the star of a Netflix phenomenon and she doesn’t even use social media, but when you’re as iconic as Winona Ryder, you live by your own rules. Here, the Stranger Things actress talks to Helena de Bertodano about settling down, recycling clothes and being the ultimate Hollywood rebel.
Where does she see herself in ten or even 20 years’ time? “I honestly don’t know if the world is going to exist then,’ says Ryder. ‘Everything is changing so fast. I’ve never been very strategic. I think if you try to be strategic, you just end up failing.”
Ryder, who once remarked that the tombstone on her grave would say, ‘F**k you’, remains vehemently non-conformist. “I think it’s ridiculous that you can get in trouble for wearing the same dress again. I wear things over and over because I like them. Look at the economy. Should we really be out there saying that you’re not allowed to re-wear something?”
With a history of relationships exhaustively chronicled in the press – Matt Damon as well as Depp – these days she keeps her private life firmly out of the limelight. Since 2011, she has been in a relationship with Scott Mackinlay Hahn, a fashion designer, and she relishes being with someone who’s not in the film industry. “I think it’s healthy, and I enjoy feeling a bit more settled now.”
One thing is for certain, we are unlikely to see this inimitable 80s icon on social media any time soon. “People who I really respect talk about “relevance” but I’m like, “I don’t care, leave me alone.”’ Well, she’s managed fine without it so far, and long may she continue.
Stranger Things is now streaming on Netflix.
Photography: Camilla Armburst