Their couple made fans dream… In 1989, Winona Ryder’s gaze crossed that of Johnny Depp during a preview. Very quickly, the two stars were engaged. Alas, after four years of love, the couple separated. If the star of Stranger Things spins the perfect love with modeler Scott Mackinlay Hahn for eleven years, she lived through a complicated period when Johnny Depp broke off their engagement. In an interview with Harper’s Bazaar magazine, the actress said she managed to get her head above water thanks to an “incredible therapist”, who suggested that she try to imagine herself younger and be nicer with this girl.
Reflecting on the filming of The House of Spirits, Winona Ryder said: “I remember, I was playing this character who ended up being tortured in a Chilean prison. I was looking at these fake bruises and cuts on my face and I was having a hard time. to see me as this little girl. ‘Would you treat this little girl like you treat yourself?’ I remember looking at myself and saying, ‘This is what I’m doing to myself inside.’ Because I didn’t take care of myself.” In complete transparency, the actress confided, “I never talked about it. There is this part of me that is very private. These days of my life have a big place in my heart.”
Johnny Depp was upset over their split
A few years earlier, the actor had revealed to the Los Angeles Times magazine that his honesty had signed the end of his relationship. He had indeed assured: “It is very difficult to have a personal life in this city. During my relationship with Winona, it was my mistake to have been so open, but I thought that if we were honest, that would destroy their morbid curiosity. But instead, it fed it, and made people think they were part of it.” For many weeks, Johnny Depp would then go to the set of the film ‘Ed Wood’ in tears. Tim Burton explained: “I felt so bad… I asked him why it happened, but all he said was, ‘It wasn’t his fault, it was mine. ‘ (…) It’s almost like Winona took Johnny’s soul and love.”
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