Winona Ryder is one of the most famous stars in Hollywood and was recently seen in Stranger Things. She has played the role of Will’s mom, Joyce, in the series. She was always a known face back in the 80s and the 90s. Although she is a star now, she did not have a smooth life in High School, as she was considered different.
Struggles of Winona Ryder
When Winona Ryder was young, she had her own style and her own point of view which made people label her as different.
Winona Ryder had short hair and she dressed in eccentric clothes she considered herself a fan of the Sex Pistols style, which was something of a group against the female norm, and that was the reason why she was bullied by other girls. Once, she even got beaten brutally for which she had to get stitches
After the success of her movie Beetlejuice, she thought the bullying would stop but it didn’t. Everything got worse in her life and Winona Ryder was labeled as a Witch by her schoolmates.
The bullying transformed into physical violence
Back in Highschool, all her friends used to bully her at first, but later on, the bullying turned into violence as her schoolmates beat her up for wearing dresses that apparently were designed for boys.
Winona Ryder explained, “I was wearing a Salvation Army boy’s T-shirt. As I was going to the bathroom, I heard someone yell, ‘Hey, fa***t!’ Then they slammed my head into a locker, I fell to the ground and they started kicking me. They had to give me stitches.”
Then later on after she became successful she had the chance to redeem herself. She shared, “I walked into a coffee shop in Petaluma and ran into one of the girls who kicked me. She said, ‘Winona, Winona, can I have your autograph,’ and I said, ‘Don’t you remember me? I went to Kenilworth. Remember in seventh grade when you beat up a girl?’ “She said, ‘Sort of,’ and I said, ‘That was me. F*** you.’.”