Winona Ryder Says Shoplifting Scandal Helped Her Career

Winona Ryder is back to being an A-lister with her amazing Netflix show ‘Stranger Things.’ The actress who once dated Johnny Depp and starred in big hits like ‘Beetlejuice’ and ‘Edward Scissorhands’ made a blip on the radar with a small role in ‘Black Swan’ but is back in a big way. But she says the incident where she was arrested for shoplifting at Saks Fifth Avenue was a cry for help. “It allowed me time that I really needed,” she explains to Porter magazine. “I went back to San Francisco and got back into things that… I just had other interests, frankly. Psychologically, I must have been at a place where I just wanted to stop [acting]. I won’t get into what happened, but it wasn’t what people think. And it wasn’t like the crime of the century!”

Looks like she avoided the pitfalls of other young stars.


Check out this trailer of Ryder in ‘Stranger Things’ then do binge watch it