Winona Ryder changed the scripts of “Stranger Things” and became the guru of young actors

Winona Ryder as Joyce Byers in “Stranger Things.” (Netflix)

Winona Ryder It was the emblem of the young actresses of the 80s and 90s when she started being very small in the entertainment world. Her career paths took her to the top and filming with the great directors of the industry like Tim Burton in Scissorhands man, Francis Ford Coppola in his version of dracula beside Gary Oldman and also with Martin Scorsese in The Age of Innocence in which he shared a poster with michelle pfeiffer Y Daniel Day-Lewis.

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But, for the new generations, Ryder is Will’s mom (Noah Schnapp), that boy who disappeared at the beginning of fiction stranger thingsthe series that revolutionized Netflix and that has just released its last two episodes of the fourth season. This story had a lot revival of the 80s, which allowed him to capture the attention of those who are now in their 40s and 50s. And Winona was an emblem of the pop culture of those years.

Ethan Hawke with Winona Ryder in the movie "Reality Bites" of 1994, which marked the youth of many. (Universal/Getty Images)
Ethan Hawke with Winona Ryder in the 1994 film “Reality Bites”, which marked the youth of many. (Universal/Getty Images)

This is why the actress was widely consulted by the creators of the series, the brothers Matt Y RossDuffer, when they had doubts about some fashions or dates linked to the 80s. In an interview given to the publication Harper’s Bazaar, David Harbor, who plays Inspector Hooper in the series, referred to the extra value that his partner Winona gave him when it came to the accuracy of the script: “She told them: ‘This song actually came out in ’85 and you guys have it in ’83’”. The actor added that: “She knew all these minute details that even they didn’t know, and they had to change things in the script based on that.… It’s just epic how wild his mind is and how he reaches into all these different corners.”

Winona Ryder in a scene from the fourth season of "stranger things". (Netflix)
Winona Ryder in a scene from the fourth season of “Stranger Things.” (Netflix)

But it was not only a key piece in the reconstruction of the period, but also Ryder somehow became the guide of the smallest of the cast. is that the actress She knows what it is to start working from such a young age and has always shared her experience with the children. “I want the children to understand, this does not happen. This is really unusual. And I always tell them: ‘The work is the reward!’ Because when I was that age, it was very difficult to enjoy the fruits of my labor.” Winona told Variety and added: “This business is brutal. You’re constantly working, but if you want to take a break, they tell you: ‘If you slow down, it’s going to stop’ or ‘it’s going to be impossible to go back’”.

Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder when they were one of the most wanted couples by the paparazzi in the 90s. (Barry King/WireImage)
Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder when they were one of the most wanted couples by the paparazzi in the 90s. (Barry King/WireImage)

As they have declared all these years the DufferWinona’s influence on the young actress Millie Bobby Brown was decisive and very constructive for the development of Eleven’s character. In Variety, the creators talked about this: “[Winona ha] talked to the kids about what a celebrity is like and how the press can act, the anxiety and confusion that comes with being a celebrity,” the brothers stated, adding, “We know that it has helped Millie a lot, specifically to get over that. And that is something that no one else can help with, because very few people have experienced it. It is not something that is understood. It’s not something even a parent can understand.” they concluded.

The truth is that this series meant for Winona Ryder a rise from the ashes after a career in which he had several ups and downs after having known the glory in the decades of the 80s and 90s.

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Winona Ryder changed the scripts of “Stranger Things” and became the guru of young actors