Winona Ryder Was Told She Wasn’t “Pretty Enough” To Be An Actress

“I was in the middle of auditioning, and I was mid-sentence when the casting director said, ‘Listen, kid. You should not be an actress. You are not pretty enough. You should go back to wherever you came from and you should go to school. You don’t have it.’ She was very blunt — I honestly think that she thought she was doing me a favor. … But it’s funny — and this is a testament to my parents and how they raised me — I wasn’t crushed. They had always instilled in me that it was way cooler to be an individual and to be unique and that you don’t want to blend in.”

— I don’t want to live in a world where Winona Ryder is not “pretty” enough to be an actress. Beyond being pretty, she’s also interesting and intelligent and lovely… but I suppose that matters significantly less when your worth is based largely upon how good you look on a two-dimensional screen. For the record, though, Winona looks ridiculously gorgeous on the cover of the May issue of Interview. [Us Weekly]