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.

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