Ryder: Deep denial about toxic love common

Winona Ryder understands why some women are in denial while dealing with unhealthy relationships.

Winona Ryder confesses to utilising “selective amnesia” whilst reflecting on certain past romances.

The actress plays a woman who doesn’t seem to know her husband is a serial killer in biographical crime thriller The Iceman.

Winona sees why some females ignore bad things about their other half in order to live a simple life.

“I think we all have stuff [from past relationships] we’d rather not think about,” she told People magazine. "Or things we remember differently in retrospect, or have selective amnesia [about].

“I don’t think [my character Barbara Kuklinski] was [oblivious]. I think she was in deep denial. She liked her life the way it was, and wasn’t asking the questions she should have been asking.”

In the past Winona has dated actors Johnny Depp, Charlie Sheen and Matt Damon.

She can relate to her persona’s desire not to pursue deep suspicions.

“Following her gut also would have meant messing up her life,” Winona explained. “It’s a very complex character, and very ambiguous. We’ll never know the truth. Denial is a very powerful thing.”

Winona appears in the movie with Ray Liotta and her co-star Michael Shannon dubbed her “a legend” recently.

A former child star in Hollywood, she has learned how to sift out the tons of compliments she receives in order to remain modest.

“I do think I speak for a lot of actors when I say we try to block that stuff out – good or bad,” she said. “I think sometimes it’s not healthy to be listening to all that. But of course it’s always nice to hear nice things.”
Copyright: Cover Media 2013

Tuesday, 30. April 2013